Globalisation has opened a world of new opportunities for business; but it has also bred a new host of challenges. McKinsey identified that the benefit of international growth often comes at the cost of organisation health: what they call a ‘globalisation penalty’, which sees those operating on a global scale become less effective at establishing a shared vision, encouraging innovation, executing “on the ground,” and building relationships.
A global, virtual workplace means a lack of one centralised walk-in location. It doesn’t mean a lack of vision, ethics, collaboration or policy. However, if you are dealing with a dispersed workforce who may never actually meet face-to-face, how can you establish a company culture? How can you drive engagement and break down silos with individuals working in different locations or even time zones?
When operating globally, how do you keep your organisation healthy?