In this video, discover the need for clear roles.
- Job descriptions typically only list…what you're responsible for,…and seldom include how your role relates to others…on your project team.…By having more detailed job descriptions,…each team member acquires explicit responsibility…for their role.…To start building more responsible team members,…add the global functions on each…of the job descriptions on your team.…For example, for a description that has a job function…related to change management, you could add,…it's your responsibility to contact and consult…with your purchasing leader whenever supply chain partners…will be affected by any change.…
This may seem like common sense,…but I've worked with less experienced personnel…that have driven changes without considering…the impact of the change on every player…and even sub-suppliers.…Also, make sure each job description…includes a full list of responsibilities.…An example might be,…it's your responsibility to ensure you and your colleagues…are on the same page and understand the specifications,…tasks, and requests the same way.…
- Recall how agreeing on a common language improves communication between global team members.
- Recognize the importance of a technical language skill level that includes relevant business vocabulary and terms.
- Explore how to correlate successful interactions with trust and respect.
- Identify obstacles to clear global communication including time zones, culture, and physical distance.
- Recall how to implement role clarity so that every team member understands their responsibilities.
- Review how the development of strong unambiguous commitments helps drive accountability.
- Explore how a one-team culture aligns everyone on the global team.
- Recognize the signs of a continuous improvement mindset in your global team.