"Marilyn is a seasoned professional with many years experience as a trainer and team-coach in both the UK and Latin America. I experienced first hand her superior facilitation and coaching skills while we worked together on preparing a seminar, as well as when she facilitated groups. Her communication skills are open and direct, at the same time she is sensitive to other people’s styles."
D. Zavrski-Makaric, MAC
Global Leadership Coach and Facilitator
College of Applied Psychology, Australia
Global Virtual Teams
As rapid changes occur in our world, more and more teams are working remotely and globally. We optimise global team performance , through improving cultural intelligence, communication and team bonding.
People often assume that cross-border communication problems result from the fact that we all speak different languages. But it is not just the fact that we speak different languages; it is also that different cultures use language differently. What one culture considers to be a good communication style is very often viewed as a very poor communication style by another culture.
There is, in fact, no such thing as a globally correct way of communicating.
Ignorance of differing cultural reactions at play, can stunt a company’s growth. Virtual distance can lower a team member’s trust by 83%, ability to innovate by 93%, and engagement by 80% (Deloitte). The cost of poor communications among teams costs companies money.
When a team can successfully navigate across cultures and form cohesion and trust with virtual colleagues, results can be outstanding. Well-managed virtual teams can be up to 40% more productive.
Global Virtual Teams Training
This is an experiential programme. Utilising the Zoom virtual meeting platform we have created a dynamic learning environment with high levels of interaction for our participants, while supporting the need for social distancing virtually across cultures. A needs analysis is completed prior to the session to ensure that the training programme addresses real team challenges, and is anchored in the day-to-day experiences of the delegates.
The way in which you can efficiently and effectively collaborate with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders around the world can go right to the heart of how profitably you can run an international operation. Get this right and it’s great for your business; get it wrong and it will have a negative impact in terms of time, resource allocation and, inevitably profitability.