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Belonging Across Boundaries: Leading Global Virtual Teams That Work
Monday 06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to enhance collaboration when building your next high-performing global virtual team. 

Effective global virtual team collaboration is a critical competency valued across diverse multicultural audiences and organizational cultures. Soon, more than 1.3 billion people are projected to work virtually. However, team complexities raise many questions: How are cross-boundary blind spots magnified in a virtual environment? What strategies will help bridge time zones, languages, and cultures to maximize participation and sense of belonging in driving for success? Learn key practical recommendations for successful global virtual team collaboration. This session will:

  • Explain the barriers and opportunities on global virtual teams, focusing on the heightened role of intercultural communication as well as member participation and collaboration.
  • Synthesize latest best global virtual team practices and research to capture lessons learned from other organizations. 
Karin Goettsch, Ph.D., CPLP  Photo
Karin Goettsch, Ph.D., CPLP , Manager, Global Talent Management ,
The Mosaic Company