In his 2005 Book, The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman sums it up pretty well. “There is just a job, and in more cases than ever before it will go to the best, smartest, most productive, or cheapest worker—wherever he or she resides.”
My first experience with offshore teams was well before that. Albeit not the best experience, it got better as we figured out how to work together. As distant economies bring the best and brightest online, the world is flatter. To succeed you need to make it a smaller world, too.
To best manage these challenges, follow three basic principles to deliver top results.