Category Archives: Articles

July 2, 2012

Latin American Cultural Differences: A Survey

Publication: Sounds and Colours
Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch

The stereotypes abound: fiestas,siestas, and mañana. Searching for information on the cultural differences among the twelve countries of South America is a surprisingly challenging task. Culture is complex. What we see on the surface – language, clothing, appearance, celebrations, art, or architecture – is a reflection of deeper, underlying forces – history, geography, religion, values, attitudes, beliefs –...
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September 26, 2011

Ways to Handle Conflict on Multicultural Teams

Publication: Project Management Institute Community Post
Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch and Conrado Morlan

Organizations can find and select the best talent from anywhere in the world. So even if their teams are co-located, project managers must work with multicultural teams now more than ever. Multicultural environments can amplify the levels of conflict that already exist in some organizations. In any conflict, by definition, two or more parties disagree. However, cross-culturally,...
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March 31, 2011

Trabajando globalmente sin pasaporte: los equipos virtuales y la administración de proyectos

Publication: LiderDeProyecto.com
Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch

Es muy común hoy en día para la mayoría de nosotros dividir nuestro tiempo y energía entre el mundo real y el mundo virtual. En nuestro mundo real, hay reuniones de trabajo, fiestas con familiares y amigos, deportes, ejercicio físico y los quehaceres cotidianos que complementan nuestras vidas. Luego está el mundo virtual con las...
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February 25, 2011

Mitigating Overruns: Survey Says…

Publication: Project Management Institute Community Post
Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch and Conrado Morlan

Unplanned delays and project overruns are two critical challenges that continue to haunt even the most competent project managers. Are there tools or techniques to mitigate or avoid these critical problems? We polled project management professionals from around the world to find out. Survey respondents provided a variety of best practices. The most common responses were: Requirements...
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