Work in modern companies is worldwide. Projects are global for a variety of reasons, including:
Products and services are used in many countries.
Companies have employees all over the world.
Global staffing can lower project expenses.
Projects may need skills or knowledge available in different locations.
Alliances and partnerships exist across international boundaries.
New international markets are being opened.
There are many potential benefits of global teams:
Access to skills not otherwise available
24-hour coverage using only people who work a normal shift
Lower project cost
Knowledge of users in many localities
There are also challenges:
Global team communication is hard, involves multiple languages, and can be expensive. ...