Working with a global team may seem daunting at first, but the benefits are immeasurable. Elevated brings together a wide scope of backgrounds, languages, perspectives, and even time zones. Having not only a global team but also a global network of clients pushes each of us to practice empathy and encourages a strong identity of self. We celebrate our differences and embrace the challenges that arise. Problem-solving with a global team is more efficient and effective than with a group of employees who all think the same. We learn about each other and the world through frequent, clear communication and take pride in our ability to value individuality.
Here are some tips for working with a global team:
Communicate - Use candid communication and do so frequently.
Cultivate Safe Spaces - Make space for questions, errors, and growth.
Share Updates - Talk about your wins and losses so that everyone can learn from each other. This promotes a sense of togetherness and removes the possibility of repeated mistakes.
Promote Awareness and Inclusivity - For example, inquire about the best times to meet for those in other time zones.
Global Team Hack:
Did you know that you can add multiple time zones to either your Outlook or Google calendar? Check out the links below.
Know that in collaborating with a global team, you may not always see eye to eye, however, you will always benefit from the diversity of experience at the table.
If you’re interested in learning more about our global team and what we do, reach out to us today!