Expanding your business globally requires allocation of more resources and infrastructure. Working with diverse teams that are more innovative on the ground is smarter than relying on a homogenous team that is less productive. When your organization expands into foreign markets to boost productivity and increase sales, you will be compelled to hire and manage new employees who will be based in those markets.
The first step towards empowering your teams in foreign markets in an effective manner is to ensure the team is provided with everything they need. Employees in foreign markets need vital infrastructure and resources to run the business smoothly. Providing your employees with necessary infrastructure and sharing information is a rewarding management practice that will encourage them to take the initiative and be proactive in improving their performance.
According to their business goals companies may hire different types of global workforces: sales reps, IT talent and technical support specialists, each of them requiring a sufficient infrastructure to support their activities.
Imagine this: You need to rent an office for your sales team in a foreign market, provide them with laptops and cell phones, and organize car lease. The area sales managers whose job requires travelling to neighboring countries to grow sales in those markets will definitely incur additional business expenses you’ll need to handle. Another example: you have dispersed global IT teams in different countries which you also need to provide with housing, computers, special software, cell phones, reliable communication gadgets/systems, performance assessment tools and what not.
Moreover, to lure and retain top global IT talent, tech companies provide employees with the best possible benefits. For instance, Twitter provides three free meals per day and on-site acupuncture services. Facebook provides all inclusive food and beverages at the office, as well as on-site services for banking, dry cleaning, bike repair, hair care, gaming zones and leisure rooms. While not an in-office perk, one of the most popular benefits at Evernote is the twice-a-month house cleaning service employees have access to, while Pinterest provides employees with happy hours, game nights and watching movies.
Developing the skills of your employees; giving them the right resources, motivation, authority, growth opportunities; and encouraging them to be accountable for their actions will unearth their potentials and improve competencies.
If you’re looking for a seamless solution to provide infrastructure to your global employees, reach out to Acumen International today to learn how our solution can assist you expand quickly and smoothly.
Acumen International is an International PEO solution provider that supplies employees in foreign markets with the necessary infrastructure to enable them to perform their respective duties optimally. With us you can enjoy all the benefits that we provide on particular markets. We can actually employ the person, compensate him, administer all his business expenses and provide him with a substantial infrastructure.