Managing a Dispersed Team

Geographically dispersed teams have become a reality in most large workplaces. Organizations pressed to reduce costs are shifting work from high-cost locations to lower-cost locations.

This is a politically fraught question, for all sorts of obvious reasons. I’m not going to address the political issues; that is a topic covered exhaustively by a lot of other books. This book is about challenges faced by managers, and this chapter will be focused on that.

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