#111-113 Managing cross-border teams
Christine Wright, Managing Director of HAYS in Asia, leads a team of 20 nationalities in offices in six nations—talk about a woman who has seemingly mastered managing through cultural challenges! I sat with Christine in her office a few weeks back and dove into three topics for this mini-series on motivating, empowering and connecting teams across borders. Whether you manage a local staff in China, or hop on an international-bound plane on almost a weekly basis, this series will help you be more effective in your day-to-day.
Every employee wants to work in a supportive environment. The best way to foster this is to eliminate the fear of failure and the fear of the unknown.
In part 1: Motivating cross-border teams
In this first episode, you’ll benefit from hearing Christine’s humanistic approach to effective motivation. Whether you manage a local staff in China, or hop on an international-bound plane on almost a weekly basis, this episode will help you be more effective in your day-to-day. You can connect with Christine at Christine.Wright@hays.co.jp.
In part 2: Keys to successful workplace empowerment
Christine shares with us how being a woman in a very high leadership role in the Asia region has afforded her both discrimination and the incredible opportunity to build and foster an organizational culture based solely on earned merit rather than seniority and relationship. Sound tough in China? Absolutely. Tune in to find how how and why it worked so well. You can connect with Christine at Christine.Wright@hays.co.jp.
In part 3: Connecting with your team cross-culturally
What does genuine connection take in China? As a leader, is it better to be vulnerable with your teams, or keep a straight-faced, hard line approach? In the final part of our mini-series, Christine shares her experience and a couple telltale stories from her 20 years managing cross-border teams. Connect with Christine at Christine.Wright@hays.co.jp.
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