In the current global economy, whether you have done diploma in financial management or in human resource management, there are bright chances you are dependent on remote teams & remote communication for getting your work done. Now is an exciting time for cross-border work & if you are a post graduate with no idea how to handle a remote team, then you are doomed for sure.
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5 Tips to lead Cross Border Teams
A complete guide by providers of best post graduate diploma
courses in India
“Don’t Aspire to be best on the Team, Aspire to be best for the
In the current global economy, whether you have done
diploma in financial management or in human resource
management, there are bright chances you are dependent on
remote teams & remote communication for getting your work
done. Now is an exciting time for cross-border work & if you are
a post graduate with no idea how to handle a remote team,
then you are doomed for sure.
As a provider of one of the best Post graduate diploma
courses in India, here are 5 tips that will help our future
managers to manage a cross border team more efficiently and
Tip 1 : Understanding Cultural Differences
A team consists of people from different cultural background.
Handling such a team remotely & that too when you are in a
different country becomes a much difficult task. In such case, the
foremost step should be keenly observe the cultural differences in
the team members by means of Video Calls individually as well as
understanding towards other people & culture & a readiness to
adapt to it.
Tip 2 : Making the transformation as Painless as
In such multi cultural scenarios, it is almost impossible to achieve
100% adaptability. Hence, there must arise the characteristics or
work practices that needs to be changed. Such change cannot be
ensured overnight & hence the transition should be as smooth as
possible making sure everyone is satisfied & comfortable with it.
Tip 3 : Local Ownership
You are far away from your team & hence it is very difficult
for you to take responsibility for every act performed by
your team. However, you would be solely responsible if
anything goes wrong. In such scenarios, it is always best to
identify local expertise in your team & then dispersing off
the roles & responsibilities at the local level. This would
ensure feeling of oneness & ownership & hence more
Tip 4 : Multiple Communication Channels
No communication then a face to face discussion or a
brainstorming round. However, when you are handling your
team remotely, it becomes rather impossible to do that. In
such case, the team should have multiple communication
channels to reach you anytime. Daily meetings should be
there. “Minutes of Meetings” should be a must practice in
order to eliminate even a tiniest chance of miscommunication.
A manager should be available through calls, mail as well as
visual communication whenever his team feel stuck up.
Tip 5 : Creating a Positive Outlook
This can be done by creating an environment where every team
member can represent his/her own opinion even though it
clashes with that of yours. This would create a sense of
positivity that their vice is being heard & just because their