In a couple of weeks I will start a short elective course. In this 5 ECTS course, we explore issues, challenges, and opportunities facing workers, teams, and organizations working together across national boundaries. We consider the impact of geographic distance, time zones, language, and culture on the coordination of work. We will gain hands-on experience with technologies to support distant collaboration, and students will work with team members in Stanford on a collaborative project. By the end of this course, we should be able to better understand the challenges of global work and distant collaboration, think strategically about issues such as managing teamwork across time and distance, and gain insights for successfully participating in and managing geographically distributed and culturally diverse teams and organizations.
So, we will learn about important theories, cover practical real world cases and gain hands on experience of what it means to work with teammates across the globe.