4 Must-Haves For Making An Offshore Development Team Successful

Ajit Kulkarni
Sep 12, 2018 · 5 min read

1. Make the offshore team feel like part of the company.

It’s essential for leaders to work to make sure their remote employees feel like part of the team — and are committed to working diligently for the company.

2. Give remote teams ownership and responsibility.

If you’ve been spending time getting an offshore team up and running — creating documents, communicating, even flying them in to meet your local team — then the last thing you want is for people to begin leaving for other jobs.

Turnover can happen quite easily if you aren’t giving remote teams enough important work to do. It’s easy for them to find other jobs and opportunities.

Onshore teams have a tendency to keep the interesting work in the office, close to home. When it comes time to decide what to give to the offshore engineers, it’s very easy to delegate boring or menial tasks while keeping the best stuff for the people who you physically interact with every day.

3. Try to minimize the wait time between teams.

Initially, it may seem to make sense to have the remote engineers working together with your on-site team on one component of the project.

4. Keep cultural differences in mind.

We often get so used to the way we interact with people in our own culture that we forget that’s not the way everyone communicates around the world.


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Ajit Kulkarni

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Product at Chronicled | PM Leader in the Blockchain and IoT space | Thought leader in Enterprise Blockchain

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A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org