How is digital impacting global teams’ interactions?

Just a while before the confinement, we decided to go for white paper in order to tackle a quite trendy and important topic, project that was led throughout this quite special period of time. As part of this project, we wanted to understand how well are teams cooperating within this advanced digital era, and what are the keys to a successful cooperation. Thus, we contacted with numerous team leaders, that we selected specifically from their work environment, one that can be define as a ‘Global’ one.

What is the definition of a ‘Global’ work environment?

A global work environment can be define as a collaborative place where people are working and interacting together as a whole, and where those interactions are subject to cross cultural settings, such as geographical barriers, or distinct time zones, or behavioral preferences for instance. But overall, global workplaces are subject to increasing remote work, with not many options than digital cooperation, where often times English is the common working language.

So, who are those global team leaders and why them?

Global team leaders are responsible for teams, those working and interacting under global settings, like we just described. These team leaders are trying to achieve missions and objectives alongside their team, and they are trying to provide their team with the appropriate guidance, vision and skills for them to do so. Which means that they have access to key data as far as what allows them to succeed or to fail in their mission. Reason why we wanted to spend time with them so we could ask them how the perceive their responsibilities, what are some of their challenges across their management tasks, to what extend are they able to leverage digital in their role, and their feedback about their experiences to better address the complexity of this new form of collective interactions.

What will you learn throughout this white paper?

This white paper aims to provide diverse teams with real life experiences, best practices and feedback so they can better address similar situations while enabling their coworkers to understand the blueprint of why people think, behave and communicate differently, and leverage those differences efficiently. Across this white paper, you will get familiar with the concept of ICQ (also identified as CQ) and how aiming for this relatively new form of intelligence could benefit you, and your team or organization. Finally, we will share with you the advantages of developing an adaptive mindset and bring you awareness around the principles of cognitive flexibility! Fasten your seat belt please, and relax, we are about to take off…