part of Forum Wsparcia IT (IT Support Forum).
very interesting debate we all agreed that globalisation is a fact and whether you
like it or not, today’s workplace is not longer defined by its bricks and
mortar walls. Managing global teams is both challenging and interesting.
Although most of us agree that having a globally dispersed team makes sense,
but in order to work together well a few conditions need to be made.
agreed that providing global learning is essential
use global team for revenue generation
to maximize stakeholders value
for global visibility
to improve performance
global team (Paradise, 2008).
ü the best skills and expertise
regardless the location
ü 24 h coverage
ü reduce office overhead
ü adapt an as-needed approach (save
time and money)
from home/ office in another location
doors of employment around the globe.
The study also found that collaborative tools reduced the cost of travelling to in-person meetings, increased opportunity to work with people from other locale, supported productivity and responsiveness regardless of location, allowed team work to flourish, and helped managed the demands placed on these
distributed teams. All teams must collaborate, so do distributed teams!
teleconferences. Still challenging, especially with new teams/ projects, when you do know people, struggling with pronouncing unfamiliar names and do not know what they are talking about, but need to take notes.
with own agenda taking over the meeting
of body language
topics/reference (we are looking at the top right corner of the document xyz)
only people that might contribute to the discussion/decision
considerate for people in the various time zones
don’t normally talk much. That makes
sure that everyone, regardless of location, stays included.
can’t get into the conversation, tell them to push a button on their phone to
make a tone sound and you will stop and listen to them.
Identification of Speakers:
Have picture somewhere ” put
faces to a name
name before you speak
of working globally can be divided into two groups: given & created.
Given to the team / characteristics
Created and sustained by the team
In next article will describe these 6 challenges in more details.0