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Leading Global Teams: Translating Multidisciplinary Science to Practice

Jessica L. Wildman, Richard Griffith (editors)

At a glance:

If you are looking for resources on how to effectively manage and lead cross-functional and culturally diverse teams, this book gives an excellent framework.

The book covers topics such as creating a shared vision, building trust, and developing an inclusive culture within a team. It provides strategies for overcoming challenges such as communication barriers, time zone differences, and virtual collaboration. It's a great asset to help you manage global teams more effectively.

Key takeaways:

- The importance of creating a shared vision and mission for the team, which helps to align team members around a common goal.

- The importance of building trust within the team, which can be achieved through effective communication, transparency, and mutual respect.

- The importance of fostering an inclusive culture within the team, which promotes diversity and encourages the participation of all team members.

- The book highlights the challenges that global teams face, such as communication barriers, time zone differences, and virtual collaboration, and how to overcome them through effective planning, clear communication, and the use of technology.

- The importance of active listening and open-mindedness when working with team members from different cultural backgrounds.

- The role of the leader in fostering a sense of belonging, inclusivity, and accountability among team members, and how to lead a team to be more effective and productive.

- The book also emphasizes on the importance of effective cross-functional collaboration and the need for leaders to adopt a multidisciplinary approach when leading global teams.


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