While global teams bring various benefits, there are also unique challenges, such as time-zone and cultural differences. In this video, learn about some ways in which you can effectively communicate and make sure that teams are aligned and motivated immaterial of the geographical location.
- One of the key reasons why managing global teams is hard … is because of communication gaps. … If you can crack the code to fix the communication gaps … on your team, you're off to a great start. … Here are some tips on how to communicate … effectively across cultures. … You should set up time with the local HR teams … to understand cultural nuances, country-specific policies, … benefits, and the holiday schedule. … This might seem like a trivial task … but having an understanding of the cultural nuances … of each location that you team is based in … will help you lead them better and build trust. … Small things like acknowledging regional holidays … and not scheduling deadlines on them … can go a long way with the team. … In the past when I have led global teams, … I conducted get to know each other sessions … where all team members get an opportunity … to share an aspect of their culture. … If you can't bring the team together for an offsite, … I recommend you do the get to know session virtually, …
- Building the right team
- Hiring for complementary skills
- Communicating an organizational vision
- Creating KPIs and goals
- Talking tech to any audience
- Leading a global team