January 19, 2016

Managing Differences on Cross-Cultural, Virtual Teams

Litmus7 in KochiLitmus7, based in Infopark, Kochi was featured in the Building Global Teams: 2014-2015 Authentic Journeys Chronicle of Projects and People.  

Litmus7 specializes in stabilizing, scaling and transforming omni-channel eCommerce systems. While Litmus7 is headquartered in Infopark, Kochi, there are two other offices in India (Technopark, Trivandrum and Bangalore), one in the U.K., and two in the U.S. (California and Texas).  

While Jennifer Kumar, the Managing Director of Authentic Journeys has been in touch with Venu Gopalakrishnan the CEO of Litmus7 since 2012, 2015 was the winning year for us to work together. 

Team Building Training at Litmus7
Authentic Journeys provided two series of sessions to teams at Litmus7. In April and May, Sarah Roost, the intern at Litmus7 presented the Team Building training to team leads and other key people in the company (pictured, right). Later in 2015, Jennifer Kumar provided several weeks o orientation (induction) to freshers and seasoned employees on the topics of Working with Americans on Virtual Teams and Conflict Resolution. It was indeed a wonderful experience to interact and get to know the team members over a period of time. In fact, as the sessions expaded over the Onam holidays, I also had the pleasure of attending the Onam celebrations, watching cultural programs and sharing a delicious Onasadya (Onam feast) with the team.

Building Effective Team Training Programs
Slide from the Building Global Teams: 2014-2015 Authentic Journeys Chronicle

Using creativity and fun to build teams
Having fun learning team roles.
“We gained a better perspective on the nuances involved in interacting with cross-cultural teams. It helped in improving the team’s overall conflict management efficiency.”
~Participant’s Feedback

Feedback from participants
Feedback from the training on the
Authentic Journeys' Facebook page.

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Authentic Journeys: Bridging Culture on Virtual Teams

We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Salt Lake City, Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.