Thiagi's Tweets: Managing Globally

Every day, Thiagi tweets ready-to-use pieces of practical advice on different topics such as facilitation, listening skills, communication, leadership, productivity, training, and management.

Here’s a list of recent tweets about global management that were frequently retweeted:

  1. At the end of each virtual meeting, conduct a debriefing discussion. Ask the participants how they could collaborate more effectively.
  2. Factors that make a difference in the global workplace: age, profession, language, religion, race, income, and education.
  3. Apologize whenever you realize that you have committed a cultural faux pas. Move on after you make a quick, clear, and sincere apology.
  4. Ask about popular indoor game played by people in the other country. Learn this game and don’t be afraid to lose.
  5. Avoid empty promises. People from other countries take polite pleasantries such as “See you soon” seriously.
  6. Avoid sports metaphors. Slam dunk and home run are as confusing as right-arm leg spin and off break.