Although our company is based in UK, we also looking to go across the shores in search of global projects. The world that we live in is rapidly becoming one big global pot which also means that for the sustainability of any type of business there is a need to 'get with the programme'. Thanks to the internet, we now have no excuse whats so ever for not getting online and setting up an e-presence, get your presence on there (how it should be done is a story for another day, another blog).
However, besides the technology development of any type of business, there is the bigger issue at hand which is that of 'internal team dynamics'. Each person has their own personality profile; how they work, how they perceive things etc not to mention putting together a global team. Thinking of global teams we are now looking at more than just personality profiling, we are now looking at cultural, social and political issues and boundaries.
Overview of global-project team project collaboration
As a company looking to grow we have done quite some research in line with our mission and vision and looking to countries such as the Middle-East (Dubai, to be specific, for now), Africa (Nigeria, to specific for now) and United States. You might see the most obvious which are the first two mentioned however, yes the United States does need also be looking into as they also have a slightly different way of doing things and we are going to collaborate with them in terms of project team work, we need to get a good understanding of what actually 'makes them tick', 'chips' vs 'fries' comes to mind and the list goes on.
To sum it up, getting to know your global is as important as the services about to be provided as it is the global team who will be dealing with the 'global clients' so we need to get it right.
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Tabitha O. Abiola is the CEO & Chief Principal Learning & Development Consultant of QuiSec-Projects, a spin-off from QuiSec Consulting.