1st Edition

Leading and Motivating Global Teams
Integrating Offshore Centers and the Head Office

ISBN 9781498784740
Published May 8, 2017 by Auerbach Publications
186 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

USD $89.95

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Book Description

This book provides techniques for offshore center managers and head office managers to motivate and manage globally distributed teams, which are spread across the offshore center and the head office, and thereby achieve higher productivity. Readers learn how to integrate the offshore center with the head office to make the offshore team an extension of the head office. While integrating teams with the head office, offshore center managers can still retain independence and authority to meet team aspirations.

The book provides insight into devising new organizational structures to balance the authority and responsibilities of offshore center and head office managers. Head office managers responsible for managing globally distributed projects learn how to achieve a higher success rate on their projects and be better rewarded for their efforts in offshoring. Head office managers also learn techniques to make more significant contributions in their expatriate assignments to the offshore center.

This book guides both the offshore center managers and the head office managers to fully realize the potential of the offshore center, which can result in higher revenues and profitability.

Table of Contents

Be "Truly Global" in Outlook and Character
Authority and Freedom to Offshore Center Management
Integrate Offshore Center with Head Office but Retain Local Work Culture
Career Growth for Offshore Center Employees to Global Top Positions
Fair Representation of Offshore Center Management in Global Committees
Look Beyond Offshoring Only Peripheral Projects
Avoid Over-Insistence on the Cost-Reduction Purpose of the Offshore Center
Unified Awards across the Offshore Center and the Head Office
Roles and Responsibilities of the Offshore
Being an Expatriate Manager from the Head Office to the Offshore Center
Using the Offshore Center to Make Strategic Contributions to the Company

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Vimal Kumar Khanna is the founder and managing director of mCalibre Technologies. He has more than 31 years of industry experience and has won multiple international honors for his contributions to the management and technology domains. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World and is also Honorary Editor of IEEE Communications. His sole-authored papers have been published in leading global refereed journals, magazines, and conferences. He is a frequent speaker at Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Congresses—North America, EMEA, and APAC. He has also acted as a source and contributor to multiple PMI global publications.