Podcast Ep 34 – Adrian Reed – Managing Collaboration With Multiple Stakeholders

This is the thirty-fourth in a series of podcasts where Judy interviews people who have a track record of successful collaboration. This series is for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of real-life collaboration, especially collaboration among creative, intelligent, free-thinking individuals who are geographically dispersed. The interviews go well beyond the obvious, as metaphor…

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Case Study: Peace Builders Construct Improved Virtual Team Communications

When your team is spread all over the world, in four different time zones, how do you get them working better together? This case study provides one example. Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organisation. A strategic partner of the United Nations, it supports locally-led peacebuilding initiatives in more than 21 countries in Central America,…

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The Best Tools For Virtual Teams

I’m regularly asked, “What are the best tools for virtual teams?” I normally answer to the effect that it’s not about the tools, it’s about the people. When people are curious about each other and can see personal benefit in connecting, they will find a way. (In my opinion those are teachable behaviours, by the way, not…

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Virtual Teams: Overcoming Difference

How can you overcome the cultural differences in your virtual team? That was the question posed by one of my fellow workshop presenters at the fabulous Distributed Agile Teams Flock in Berlin – and it’s a question that’s bugging me. It was such an inspiring event, I’ve spent literally days deciding what to blog about…

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