Hiring virtual or remote teams has become a necessity for many companies who want to compete in the global economy. Managing Director of Stratecha, Rama Vangipuram, joins me in this episode to reveal how he successfully develops and leads multicultural, global teams while empowering each staff member with the tools and confidence to achieve aggressive business goals. SUBSCRIBE SHOW NOTES
Rama’s experience managing multicultural, remote teams and key lessons learned
Organize team-building activities to promote collaboration
Learn their culture, perspective, and personality
Make them comfortable to communicate with you
How often should you organize company events to bring the remote teams together? Do you invite everyone or just the leadership team?
What should a company do if they can’t afford to organize get-togethers for their remote team?
Tools that facilitate remote team collaboration and communication
Does it take a specific type of leader to build a remote team with effective collaboration?
Leaders shouldn’t neglect people development - understand where employees are, where they want to go, and be open to employees pivoting.
How to handle firing employees
Rama’s Key Takeaway - “Treat them the way you’d want to be treated”
KEY QUOTES “In order to have a resource work well, especially if they are working remotely, you really need to understand their personality more than anything.” “Part of being a leader is all about learning their [remote team] culture and perspective.” “My perspective is, I’m only as good as people that work for me.” “Whether they work remotely or in the office, in order to be a really good effective leader to people that are reporting up to you, treat them the way you’d want to be treated.” Resources Mentioned In This Episode