International Team Expectations. Managing an international team will present unexpected challenges. You are in different time zones, you have different schedules, you come from different cultures and your own communication style may be different from that of members of your team. Success of a geographically distributed team can be fostered by setting expectations that are informed by best practices and the cultures of your team members.
Your company is expanding into a new market and has formed a new team that it would like you to manage. Your manager has sent you this note: Thank you for taking on this challenge. You have a great team, but they come from diverse backgrounds. It will be up to you to make sure it is a cohesive team that communicates well and collaborates effectively.
As you know, at our firm, we fee the management of our teams and human resource management are a strategic advantage for us. I would like you to write and EMAIL explaining to me what managerial approaches ou will use and how you think your team will function together. Please also include your conference call invitation for your team’s introduction. I would like to review what you are going to send to your team.
Specifically, you must address the following:
Write an EMAIL to your manager explaining how you plan to manage your team. It should include the following information: Cultural considerations for each team member (For the purposes of this assignment, you can assume that each team member represents the average cultural dimensions of an average citizen of the country, and our are encouraged to use the Hofstede Insights:
Compare Countries website) Common issues among diverse or global teams and potential conflicts that could occur in your team. Multiple management approaches you plan to use and why. A policy for selecting which holidays team members can take off that takes into account cultural considerations.
A determination of whether your Team will collaboratively create a team expectations and communication plan or whether you as the manager will do it on your own, explaining your decision. Create a conference call invitation, including the time of the meeting and agenda, using the attached, Conference Call Invitation Template. Submit e-mail as a 400 word Microsoft document and complete Conference Call Invitation Template. Sources should be cited according to APA style.