How to Resolve 5 Challenges That Come with Managing Global Projects

Communication is key in today’s remote workplace

By Gabe Delgado
Senior Program Manager
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1. PHONE VS. EMAIL

Have you ever found yourself in a lengthy email exchange? I find you can get so much more done if you pick up the phone instead and avoid the never-ending email cycle.

2. MISUNDERSTANDING IS NORMAL

In any global project, you might expect the level of misunderstanding to be reduced since all team members share the same work objective(s). However, that isn’t always the case. Language barriers, lack of attention, and cultural differences can sometimes lead to misunderstandings.

3. ARRANGING TIME-CONVENIENT MEETINGS

Arranging meetings for a dispersed global team is a necessity in today’s remote team-enabled environment. Juggling time zones to find a suitable time slot can seem like a daunting challenge.

4. MEETINGS TAKE LONGER

Why do virtual meetings always seem to take longer? Virtual meetings can feel like they take longer as everyone settles into the conference call and catches up, or as key members join late.

5. PEOPLE LOSE FOCUS

When you’re meeting as a global team, there is more opportunity for multitasking. After all, no one can see that you’re checking email or texting your partner, right? This is bad practice, but it’s common for people’s focus to fade during virtual meetings.

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