Tech Fluency

Technological Fluency That is a mouthful. I call it Tech Fluency. What is Tech Fluency? Let me define it by looking at its components. Technology: Techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives. Fluency: The quality or condition of being fluent. In addition, it is also defined as the ability to express oneself easily … Continue reading Tech Fluency

More Key Success Factors for Working Globally

In my last article, I wrote about key success factors for working globally based on a workshop I delivered recently. I focused on a simple exercise to demonstrate using empathy as a better way for team members to find common ground and understanding. I would like to continue with some other factors that play a part in global team dynamics and suggest ways to mitigate … Continue reading More Key Success Factors for Working Globally

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

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