Key Success Factors for Working Globally

I have been working on diverse teams for decades; first as a business analyst on global technology projects, and now as an independent Japan-US business consultant. Initiatives or projects that are scoped and budgeted oftentimes fail, are not as successful as they can be, or are fraught with challenges due to team dynamics. There are numerous factors that can contribute to the dysfunction of a … Continue reading Key Success Factors for Working Globally

Tokyo-Born Author Writes about the “WE” Mindset

Virtual Book Party — The Business of WE Wednesday, February 10 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. EST Live via Zoom Admission: Free Tokyo-born, New York-based author Laura Kriska is an expert in cross-cultural relations with more than thirty years of experience bridging gaps in diverse workplaces. Considered an authority on cultural integration, she is a regular lecturer and a TEDx speaker. She was the … Continue reading Tokyo-Born Author Writes about the “WE” Mindset

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)