Mission Control TIP #1: Build common vocabulary with your team leaders around your short-term mission trips.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and when you finished wondered if you were speaking the same language? Because leading cross-cultural short-term teams is complex, having terms and practices that are commonly understood is essential if you want to minimize mis-understandings. This will create greater unity and facilitate better communication amongst all of the different people involved. I have even seen teams that have a code word for, “I’m in trouble, please help me out” so that when a team member gets in a difficult situation (emotionally or physically) they can cry out for help without calling undue attention to themselves or embarrassment to their host.
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