Blog Post #4
Some factors that influenced our interactions, was the time 6-hour time difference. We had to keep double checking that we understood the time that worked best for everyone and more than once there was a misunderstanding on what time we were actually meeting. I think my own experience with intercultural interaction influenced the way I interact, I think I’m always double checking with people that we are all on the same page. I never want to just assume that people understand what I mean because in my experience many times people are not. I think I’m also maybe super aware of the stereotype of Americans being controlling, so I try to counter that.
I think the communication between members has improved a lot as we have become more comfortable with each other. I think that I would make more of an effort to respond quickly and making sure that I am touching base with everyone more often. I think I would also stress the importance of all the members being able to skype together because I think these skypes are very important.