Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Transitioning to organizational change, part of Managing International Projects.
- If you're a sports fan, you probably know a lot…of the superstars on your favorite team.…A superstar is also often the team captain.…As captain, they do a lot on, and off the field,…but they can't do everything for their team.…They need more than just their skill.…They also need a plan.…They need observers to tell them what they're doing,…and not doing on the field of play,…and they need observers to tell them…what the opposition is doing.…Just like the sports team captain,…the International Project Champion needs people…on the sidelines to help him or her…from an organizational change perspective.…
So, what tools and support do…International Project Champions need?…First, they need to understand the goals, objectives,…processes, and systems you're putting in place.…Knowledge is power for you, and for them.…Be prepared to spend money and time with them…to ensure they have access to,…or can help you create this knowledge and understanding.…Generic training on your project approach can be useful,…but that alone is not sufficient to equip…
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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