Tagged as: teambuilding

Building Teams Brick By Brick

 

Er, LEGO? That’s how we’re going to resolve this? There may then be a side glance at a colleague, a nervous cough, maybe even a lengthy silence. You can see they’re thinking, He seemed OK when we asked him to help out with the trust issues in our team, but now we’re not so sure…

Perhaps I’ve been lucky, but I

Intercultural brainstorming – the deafening silence

 

Here’s how it typically goes. You’ve just taken over a multicultural team and you think a bit of brainstorming would be in order. Show the team right away that you believe in participatory leadership and that you value their opinions while at the same time getting some fresh insights into an issue you’re all fa

Building a Global Team’s Identity – From WIIFM To WIIFU

 

The traditional metaphor likens American business teams to baseball teams and Japanese ones to tug of war sides. In the former, individuals can still shine or disappoint however well the team does. In the latter, it’s hard to discern individual input – the team succeeds or fails as a whole. So far so good, but ti