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Additional Tools and References
- For desktop sharing tools, try Lotus Sametime or Microsoft Office Live Meeting.
- Download Microsoft Time Zone from the Microsoft Download Center.
- Use Time and Date.com’s World Clock and time-converter tools for different countries.
- When placing international calls, look up country codes on this handy Country Calling Codes page.
- For more on dealing with time differences, read the E-Bitz SBS blog "What Time Is It?"
- See "The Road to Know Where: Working with Time Zones" for steps to set a secondary clock in Microsoft Outlook, and other information on working with different time zones.
- The Sideroad site offers articles on many topics, including business and travel. Look for authors Neil Payne and Kate Berardo, both of whom offer insights on cultural differences.
- The National Electronic Library for Health has an interesting article, "How to Communicate Clearly."
- Check out Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business piece "Teams that Span Time Zones Face New Work Rules."
- Read "Cultural Differences in the Workplace: Stereotypes vs. Sensitivity," posted by Fisher & Phillips LLP.
- On the Wehrspann & Associates site, see Susan Wehrspann’s article "Valuing Diversity: Cultural Sensitivity."