Global nomads

While traveling globally to manage multinational projects offers project managers new opportunities that are both challenging and thrilling, the responsibility of managing multinational teams--and working in cultures not native to the project manager--is one for which project managers must carefully prepare. This article explains techniques that project managers can use when working with project teams comprised of individuals whose native culture differs from the project manager's. It identifies the four key elements that project managers should address when developing a project team plan and lists the types of exercises that project managers should use when creating team-building workshops.
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