The Secret to Motivating Your Team

Whenever your employees do something terrific – whether finishing a project ahead of time, figuring out how to streamline a process, calming a tense situation, etc. — you, as a manager, want to reward them.

The good news: as it happens, the secret to employee happiness may be rooted in one simple thing. Read about one of the most effective way to motivate your employees.
- from Forbes.com
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Posted by Regan Kelly

Lost in Translation: Best Practices for Working with Global Teams

By Radhika Emens, WITI.com258

As today’s leaders strive to make the best use of technology and communication platforms to conduct business globally, working in global teams is increasingly prevalent. It’s easy to see the upside – as a U.S. team sleeps at night, for example, a global team can be working diligently elsewhere throughout their own normal business hours, maximizing ’round-the-clock productivity. But managing and working with global teams presents many challenges. You must have a strategy that builds:

  • Awareness of cultural and other diversity
  • Understanding and collaboration through team building
  • Communication and listening skills to prevent confusion and conflict

Read the rest here – including the best practices you need to succeed!