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As a leader, you need to open your mind,
overcome your limiting beliefs, listen to
your team members, and give them the
same treatment you would like to receive
if you were a team member.
CAROLINA RAMOS, GMS

imperative for colleagues to feel valued, engaged,
and trusted at all times.
Besides the overarching cultural variations,
Smelt says everyone's personal culture is also
different. Ensure that all individuals feel they are
being heard, feel trusted, and are considered an
integral part of the wider team.
Ramos suggests incentives, although not every
team member will be motivated by the same ones.
"It can be as simple as an email of thanks or sharing someone's success with other team members,"
explains Ramos. "Make sure everyone knows their
actions will impact the growth and development of
the team."
Building two-way trust is a big part of successful
leadership of any team.

THRIVING MANAGEMENT STYLES

Ramos has boiled it down to one powerful sentence:
"As a leader, you need to open your mind, overcome
your limiting beliefs, listen to your team members,
and give them the same treatment you would like to
receive if you were a team member."
Ways of management should change according to
the situation, Vale suggests. In most cases, fairness
and respect are the leadership traits that tend to
be most successful across cultures and in different
languages (see "Speak Any Language With a Bit of
SASS," page 46). But in extreme circumstances, leadership needs to be decisive and conclusive. And in a

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third scenario, he says, a manager needs to take a step
back and nurture. On a day-to-day basis, the leader
should sustain clarity of the goals, provide access to
resources, and remove obstacles.
And don't forget to include the manager's culture
in your discussion, reminds Michnay.

A COMMON GOAL

There's more than one way to handle the many
differences that affect the work of global teams, and
we've looked at the best practices of a scattered
sampling of relocation professionals. Chatterjee
sums up the underlying sentiment: "To create a
successful virtual team engagement, one needs to
hold each other's hands as one global team and
embrace the cultural differences to nurture diverse
talent for a common goal, considering the world as
one global village." M
Heather Larson is a freelance writer in Tacoma,
Washington. She can be contacted via mobility@
theYGSgroup.com.
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