Ongoing Challenges for Companies in the Virtual World

In my work with Japanese corporations and individuals over the years, I have noticed the subtle differences in communication when relating person-to-person and when relating by phone or in virtual meetings. The nuances that are “easier” to identify and manage when in the presence of a person of another culture are now made more elusive and challenging when in a virtual or remote setting. Yet, … Continue reading Ongoing Challenges for Companies in the Virtual World

Working from Home in the New Year (Still)

Happy New Year to all our Readers and Followers! 2021 has started and most of us continue to work from home during COVID-19. When I wrote the series early at the start of the pandemic last year, we had no idea that we would still be on this course, but we are. Most of you have incorporated a lot of the strategies we shared in … Continue reading Working from Home in the New Year (Still)

JCNYC Business Editor Contributes to Virtual Meetings Article

The past few months since the series Working from Home During COVID-19 ended have been busy for me. Now that the world has adapted to this new normal, individuals and companies are seeking ways to normalize their home lives and work lives using virtual tools. On the individual level, remote tools such as Zoom allow us to connect with family and friends, take new and … Continue reading JCNYC Business Editor Contributes to Virtual Meetings Article