Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding and nurturing "champions", part of Managing International Projects.
- Human beings have varying levels of comfort with change.…Some people like change because it represents an opportunity…but others don't like change because it…forces them into a situation they've not experienced before.…When it comes to projects, change is inevitable.…So, the challenge for any project manager is to…get buy-in for that change from stakeholders.…On an international project, this is much more difficult.…When it comes to change via project,…there are three kinds of people.…
People who see that the project has the potential to…improve things but are apprehensive.…People who see the project as a potentially bad experience…and are concerned about it and may even resist it.…In some of the worst cases,…they may also think the project outcomes will reduce…their personal power or position in the organization.…When people are reluctant to get involved in projects…because of their discomfort with change,…recruiting and training champions can help.…Champions are people who can see the value…of the change you're driving and are willing to…
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- Communicating across borders
- Bridging time zones and language gaps
- Finding and nurturing management "champions"
- Evaluating your communication style
- Keeping international projects on track