Economist Education

The Economist

Managing teams across borders

You’ve just expanded operations into China.

Learn to effectively navigate the challenges of managing people and projects not just across cultures, but across national boundaries and time zones.

Duration: 4 Hrs.
Available: Now

Who it’s for:

Anyone who manages teams across borders and needs to understand how to motivate individuals of different backgrounds and nationalities.

Learning objectives:

  • Reduce misunderstandings and waste less time
  • Improve employee morale
  • Make better use of people, knowledge and resources regardless of location
  • Improve organisational efficiency

This course features executive interviews and examples from:

  • Google
  • Shell
  • Accenture
  • Aol
  • Procter & Gamble

With knowledge comes benefits. Enrollment in each course also includes:

  • Monthly webcasts
  • Q&A with The Economist and EIU staff
  • The EIU’s Global Forecasting Service

Topics covered:

  • Meeting and overcoming the challenges of virtual teams
  • Building and maintaining trust, including how to get a struggling team back on track
  • Appreciating the nuances of a culturally diverse team and the challenges inherent in them
  • Assembling the right team
  • Creating personal bonds and handling conflict across geographical barriers
  • Adjusting your strategy to institutionalize success