PHOENIX—Collaboration with globally dispersed teams requires overcoming language barriers, learning about differences in social customs and endeavoring to include all offices in global meetings, despite time differences. Managers who oversee these teams especially need to learn about the cultures of other countries, said Joseph Perkins, an attorney with regulatory and global business operations for Allison Transmission Inc. in Indianapolis, who spoke at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting on Oct. 29.
When attorneys around the globe began reporting to him, Perkins said, he faced some challenges. He visited Brazil but didn’t know any Portuguese, and his new direct reports did not speak a word of English. They…
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