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Five Tips to Effectively Manage Your Virtual Team

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:27

Offshoring specific functions of your company has clear benefits, but it’s easy to get stuck between conflicting time zones, and language and cultural barriers. These challenges should force you to ask questions about your capabilities in delegating work, or if you’re causing more confusion than clarifications as the leader of your team. The following are suggestions for managing your virtual team as intelligently and efficiently as possible.

 

Experience Over Youth

Monday, 24 October 2016 16:21

There are many companies that believe hiring younger employees over experienced ones is wiser—they perceive younger individuals as energetic, people pleasers, and sources of fresh perspectives that can benefit business operations. While there are great advantages to hiring younger staff, such as their affordability, there are also advantages to considering older and seasoned staff for your company.

   

Creating a Culture of Transparency

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:38

“Sunlight is the best of disinfectants,” according to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, and in the workplace, this rings true in the form of the professional relationship between employer and employees.

A company that cultivates transparent working relationships can enjoy high productivity, employee satisfaction, low turnover rate, and a stronger office culture. As the leader of your company or team, there are a few important things you can do to realize your ideal office culture.

   

Build and Foster Trust in Your Virtual Team

Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:27

Virtual is the new realm for business. For any team in a traditional office environment establishing trust can already be a challenge, and that challenge is even greater for teams whose members are scattered across the globe. As individuals can come from various countries, cultures, and work experiences, there is an increased chance for misunderstandings among the team.

Working with a virtual team doesn’t have to mean being stuck in an atmosphere of suspicion; every working team needs trust at the core of its operations. Trust cannot be measured or gauged as easily as when you are in constant personal interactions with team members. Given the limited opportunities for interaction, there are a few important things you can do to instill trust as the leader of your team.

   

What to Ask When Interviewing Offshore Candidates

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 16:35

Offshoring can seem like a huge risk on the outset as it pushes you to cross unfamiliar territory. Offshoring and outsourcing is no longer just for large corporations and contact centers. It has become a more sophisticated global industry that also caters to small and medium enterprises. And since Australia’s economy rate has slowed down to 0.2%—its slowest in two years—it has been predicted that outsourcing and offshoring will be the biggest business trends in 2016, and something CEOs and CFOs will have to pay attention to.

   

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