Our reader poll today asks: How global is your immediate team?
- Very — We have many team members from all corners of the world. 18.5%
- Somewhat — We have a few team members from other parts of the world. 17.6%
- Not very — We have very few people from other countries on our team. 17.1%
- Not at all — We’re all from the same country. 46.8%
A worldly perspective. While the vast majority of you (80%) have little international representation on your team, a healthy chunk of you do have colleagues from other countries. In an increasingly global economy, you can’t ignore the impact of having a diverse, global perspective. If your team isn’t very worldly in composition, explore opportunities to bring in those global perspectives. Invite colleagues from other countries to join your project teams. Schedule knowledge/culture sharing calls. When out of town colleagues are visiting, go out of your way to include them in team meetings and meals. The better you’re able to see the world through other people’s eyes, the better you’ll be able to meet global competitive pressures. Plus, it’s fun meeting new people from far-off lands!
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 240,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.