What are the key considerations you need to understand how to translate project management for a global team? What might be things you change in your management or motivation to ensure the global team is effective?
The key considerations I need to understand how to translate project management for the global team includes the following:
1) Communication channel and information flow
2) Communication barriers
3) Cultural aspects in different geographical locations and the team members
4) Social and legal aspects
5) Workflow management and supervision
6) performance evaluation and appraisals
7) Safety and security of expatriates
The global project management needs to be different from local project management. In a local environment, there is less communication barrier and information flow is direct and uninterrupted. In an international environment, there are more communication barriers because of technological interruptions, time zone differences, language barriers, etc. In addition, managing workflow and supervising work also need a different approach in the international project management environment. The manager also needs to address diversity-related issues to motivate the team and eliminate any kind of discrimination. The team members need to get due credit and acknowledgment for their performance to stay motivated. In addition, in a global project management environment, the safety and security of the expatriates are a primary concern. The expatriates need to be given adequate securities according to the geographical location.