Business Breakfast in Beijing

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Managing Virtual Teams
Beijing, 2nd December 2015, 9:30 – 11:30


We’re pleased to invite you to the International Business Breakfast “Managing Virtual Teams”, organized by German Centre in cooperation with Machwürth Team International (MTI).
Please submit your application to until Nov. 30th 2015 or use our registration form below.


k_kochBorn and brought up in Germany and USA, Katrin has a master’s degree in telecommunications engineering. She has worked along the entire value chain mainly in telecommunications, IT, consumer electronics and consulting services. She has experience in R&D, product management and sales. As the Managing Director for sales and marketing Germany, as well as part of the global sales organization, Katrin was responsible for clearly increasing market share and profits for Siemens Mobile phones.
From 2007 until 2012, Katrin was managing director for MTI Asia and MTI China passing on her experience in training, coaching and organizational development. She developed MTI in China from scratch to a successful entity by winning many well-known German/European companies as its clients. Since 2012 she is based in Germany and is focusing completely on coaching and training internationally. Katrin is a certified trainer, change manager and systemic coach. Her focus areas are in leadership, team development, change management, sales excellence and intercultural cooperation.

Objectives and content

Global NetworkIn today’s global work setting virtual teams play an increasingly prominent role. Besides globalization it is matrix structures, flexible work arrangements and new technologies that make it necessary (and possible) to work in virtual teams. But despite its growing popularity we cannot take for granted that virtual teams are in fact working more effectively and successful.
Leading virtual teams is clearly more demanding than leading teams that are co-located. In the presentation differences will be highlighted and strategies are introduced to deal with it. Management skills for leading a virtual team are different, if not opposite, to those leading a co-located team. Typical stumbling stones will be discussed as well as key measures to overcome these.

In addition, tools play an important role to support bridging distances, examples in implementing these tools in a virtual team setting are given. The role of intercultural cooperation is highlighted and strategies to cope with intercultural differences are introduced. You will take home a better understanding of the potential of virtual teams – if managed successfully.

The presenter has been working in virtual teams in different settings during her entire career. For 10 years she has been a trainer and coach and has been focussing on working with virtual teams as well as training their leaders.

  • What are virtual teams
  • Key success factors for virtual team management
  • Tapping the potential of this work setting

Language: English
Venue: Landmark Tower 2, Unit 11118 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing


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