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Today’s global organizations operate in a complex, fast-paced and unsure business environment. Much of today’s work requires cross-functional and transnational coordination, knowledge transfer and decision-making. Many new initiatives in global firms are assigned to temporary global project teams. This article discusses the five competencies necessary for the success of a global project team: project planning, technical project management, team effectiveness, cross-cultural proficiency, and stakeholder communication.

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John Riesenberger

John Riesenberger

Thunderbird School of Global Management

John R. Riesenberger is the President of Consilium Partners, Inc. and served as a Clinical Professor of Executive Development in the Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Corporate Learning Group where he co-taught the ‘Leading Global Projects’ program in Europe. As...

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