Managing project teams can be a juggling act even within one locale, but of course, the issues become even more complex when dealing with team members across the globe. Arnold Burian shares some of the techniques he has used to deliver projects successfully, particularly involving team members in India.
Monika V. Kronbuegel is the CEO of Global DiVision, an international consulting company that focuses on organizational development and human resource development in multinational companies. A German national, Monika V. Kronbuegel has lived and worked in numerous countries including India, Japan, the United States, Latin America, and many European nations. She is currently working on her doctoral...
Organizations today both manufacture and sell globally. This also affects technical writers, who more and more often have to collaborate with international colleagues and business partners. While personal meetings or virtual conferences can be organized without much ado, some things can go wrong with actual communication. Although many employees speak English, there are immense differences in the...
Many global and international businesses aim to grow and thrive through acquisitions and mergers. But with the majority of these deals failing to deliver their expected value, executives and leaders often find themselves at the end of the integration process looking back wondering what went wrong. As mergers and acquisitions become a driving force in global competition, companies are now being...
“If you keep on doing what you can, you'll always be what you already are”, said industrialist Henry Ford. Such an attitude would be risky even today, faced with new technologies at increasingly shorter time intervals, upheavals in the markets, a transforming work environment and a changing user behavior. Whether it is a mobile document, new communication media or organizational changes in...
Planning within reach and regular discussions with the entire team: these are characteristics of Scrum: one of the best-known methods in agile development. We introduce this instrument of project management in this article, point out the role of technical writers in Scrum-Teams and discuss the opportunities that this method has to offer.
Multinational companies (MNCs), many of whom are by now veterans of the global business environment, suffer from a common problem - retaining local talent.