Managing A Project Team In An International Environment

Setting up a project with a multicultural team

1. Understanding the impact of cultural differences on professional relationships

  • Understanding the fundamentals of value systems
  • Avoiding stereotypes
  • From culture shock to synergy: the different stages of cultural adaptation

2. Mapping cultural differences

  • Surfacing the differences in working practices and communication styles
  • Harmonising working and decision making practices
  • Recognise, respect and reconcile cultural differences

3. Managing across organisations

  • Building on the four cornerstones of transversal management: cooperation, communication, control and community
  • Identifying the stakeholders and hierarchical structure
  • Communicating the operational framework, roles and responsibilities
  • Establishing common process

4. Managing across cultures : communicating direction

  • Getting the team to work toward a common goal
  • Communicating direction: getting your message across using the appropriate style

Optimising team synergy

1. Supporting your team : coaching

  • Identifying the different communication style
  • Building trust among your team
  • Adapting your listening style to the other person’s  communication style and feedbacks

2. Handling conflict and building a culture of cooperation

  • Communicating difficult messages
  • Surfacing and managing conflict
  • Synergy through differences: best practices

3. Managing remotely

  • Identifying the difficulties of remote management and finding solutions
  • Meeting the challenge of managing across distances: leadership, organisation, and relationships
  • Using ICT to optimise efficiency
  • Leading a crosscultural meeting remotely

4. Identifying good practices

  • Listing the skills identified
  • Analyzing its strengths and areas of improvement
  • To bring out good practices and build an action plan


Managing A Project Team In An International Environment

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