Chapter 2

What is special about global teams

Working on a global team accelerates your personal and professional growth. You meet different people and work across different cultures. You are also likely to be working on important and worthwhile initiatives: global teams are not created for trivial matters. Global teams are a huge opportunity, and a huge responsibility.

You learn fast on a global team because everything is different. What works locally does not work around the world. Working with people you do not see, who think, act, talk and look different and live in a different time zone, means that even simple tasks become complex.

You have to replace tried and tested ways of working domestically with new and unfamiliar ways of working: ...

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