Posts Tagged 'Globalization'

New Insight Article: How to Lead Effective Global Virtual Teams

Posted on August 7th, 2013 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

Global, distributed teams are the norm in many industries,  and most of their interactions are virtual and asynchronous. This does add potentially destructive complications, but since it is a given part of our reality, the question isn’t whether we like it, but rather how do we make virtual teams work well – just as well as local teams, or perhaps even better? This is a subject to which I devoted some years of my career at Intel, where I co-founded and led a team we called the Virtual Collaboration Research Team (VCRT), whose charter was to develop future collaboration tools.. Read more

Okay, You Got Workforce Diversity… Now What?

Posted on November 19th, 2012 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

Every serious company these days is committed to promote workforce diversity. Too bad not all of them know what to do with it once they have it… Missing the whole point of workforce diversity One day I bumped into an American manager  who was his corporation’s Chief Diversity Officer or some such title. My interest was immediately engaged… I’d never had occasion to chat with a CDO, and it sounded like a fascinating job that would allow one to initiate many worthwhile programs. We started talking, and he asked me what the Diversity situation in Israel was. I happily shared.. Read more

How the Shape of the Earth Dictates Email’s Longevity

Posted on November 15th, 2012 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

Check out my guest post on the Mesmo Consultancy Blog: If we all hate coping with email, how come it’s still here? In this post I consider the paradox of email’s extreme longevity  (over four decades), considering how much we love to hate it. Like the Fax machine, its antiquity doesn’t stop it from remaining alive and well. In my view this has to do with the earth being (with all due respect to Thomas Friedman) a round planet. Those of us who help reduce email overload had better understand the mechanism underlying the allure of email, so this is.. Read more