Managing Over Distnace

Managing Over Distnace - Culture Clash Culture defines...

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Chandni Sahni Project Managing Over Distance
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Distance Why do we like proximity?
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Proximity Events with someone else tend to be more memorable Feel more involved More energized Proximity leads to spontaneous communication WE CAN LEARN FROM EACHOTHER! Proximity solidifies relationship
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Distance Issues Communication Breakdown Body language and tone tell story More complex the task, more communication necessary Coordination Breakdown Needed when you make adjustments
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Distance Issues Control Breakdown Process of adhering to goals, policies and standards Managers tend to pay more attention to those close to them Lack of control can cause duplication of effort, late problem identification and rework Cohesion Barriers People develop trust when they work together Tough to foster in distance environment Trust takes more time in distributed setup
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Distance Issues
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Unformatted text preview: Culture Clash Culture defines persons values, beliefs and behaviors Means misinterpretation is common when working across cultures Common Issues Disperse teams have difficulty dealing with unplanned events Problem resolution on tough issues takes longer to resolve Formalize Create a pattern of interaction- weekly meetings Set up iterative communication- small deliverables Standardize communication methods Build an awareness infrastructure- let people know where everyone is Create protocol for acknowledgements and urgency- received messages and prioritization of tasks Informalize Create a cohesive team culture- create opportunities for interaction Foster interaction via real-time communication- Netmeeting, etc Put warmth in e-mail- personalize email in order to connect...
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