Leading and Motivating Global Teams: Integrating Offshore Centers and the Head Office

Vimal Kumar Khanna

May 8, 2017 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 186 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498784740 - CAT# K30164
Series: Best Practices and Advances in Program Management

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  • Integrate offshore teams with the head office and still retain the local work culture
  • Make the offshore center a strategic asset of the organization
  • Balance the authority and responsibilities of offshore center and head office managers
  • Motivate and manage offshore center teams to achieve higher productivity
  • Fully realize the potential of the offshore center to increase revenue and profitability


This book provides techniques for offshore center managers and head office managers to motivate and manage globally distributed teams, which are spread across the offshore center and the head office, and thereby achieve higher productivity. Readers learn how to integrate the offshore center with the head office to make the offshore team an extension of the head office. While integrating teams with the head office, offshore center managers can still retain independence and authority to meet team aspirations.

The book provides insight into devising new organizational structures to balance the authority and responsibilities of offshore center and head office managers. Head office managers responsible for managing globally distributed projects learn how to achieve a higher success rate on their projects and be better rewarded for their efforts in offshoring. Head office managers also learn techniques to make more significant contributions in their expatriate assignments to the offshore center.

This book guides both the offshore center managers and the head office managers to fully realize the potential of the offshore center, which can result in higher revenues and profitability.