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Managing Virtual Teams

The global economy necessitates teamwork between individuals and groups from diverse language, national and cultural backgrounds operating across time zones and great distances. Ensuring an operational ‘virtual’ team calls for special skills.

Aim: Address the challenges of teamwork in a global environment
On completion participants will be able to:

  • Identify as a team, whether or not situated in the same location or country
  • Deal more effectively with the challenges of time zones and physical distance
  • Maximise use of appropriate technology
  • Network effectively and maintain team cohesion
  • Describe their own personal and group identity and cultural characteristics
  • Identify the impact of cultural difference on communication, productivity and morale
  • Deconstruct diverse cross-cultural attitudes to hierarchy, gender and age
  • Identify possible inherent pitfalls of lingua franca
  • Simplify and clarify communication of information, questions, explanations and instructions
  • Identify possible problems with written materials
  • Carry out appropriate comprehension checks
  • Gain a personal insight into how it feels to interact through a language that is not your native tongue
  • Establish a unity of purpose and common under standing of priorities, tasks, roles, work practices
  • Engage in cross-cultural adaptation in the context of a Third Space
  • Establish sustainable virtual teamwork practices

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Coming Up

A Public Information Presentation entitled ‘Making a Will won’t kill you’ is to take place in Beara, County Cork at Eyeries National School at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Hosted by Eyeries NS Parents’ Association and delivered by Anne O’Carroll of Cascade Training Consultancy, this jargon-free presentation gives practical tips on how to make a will, what happens if you don’t and how best to provide for your loved ones, avail of tax breaks and ensure peace of mind. This event is a fund-raiser for the school and is open to all, but parents of young children or other dependents are particularly encouraged to attend. There will be a Question & Answer session afterwards and handouts will be provided.

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Carlow Community Services Centre

Hands-on and grounded in reality;Very positive,very helpful.

Very realistic and down to earth; Real life sketches used;
Both facilitators excellent.

Excellent and an eye-opener for me.

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