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