Author : Nick Krym

13 Tips for Managing Your Team in Ukraine

One of the most challenging aspects of management offshore development teams is dealing with a large host of cultural differences. Fighting or ignoring the differences is likely to cause serious issues. Expecting an offshore team to change their culture to fit yours is naïve if not insane.  The key to success is learning the culture of your offshore team, finding the ways to work around the differences and even embracing and capitalizing on them. While differences between Ukrainian and American cultures are relatively subtle they are still sufficiently profound and are worth learning. The good news is that just a handful of techniques will get […]

The Secrets of Getting the Best Price for Your Virtual Assistant

Where hiring a virtual assistant used to be out of the norm, it has now become much more mainstream. Every day, thousands of companies and individuals are hiring Virtual Assistants to complete a variety of projects for their business. And even more, these companies are finding that hiring a Virtual Assistant is beneficial to their business in many new ways, often far beyond of what was originally expected. There are many questions that come to mind when you are first considering hiring a VA. One of the questions that you might ask is, “what kind of rate can I expect?

Wanted – Outsourcing Checklists

A few days ago I got my hands on a The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande. Not knowing the author’s background I was expecting a book from some professional organizer, a guru of “getting things done”. Maybe one of those how-to self-improvement books that I typically pick up on my way to a transcontinental flight to deal with my inability to fall asleep while squeezed in a middle seat. The book was nothing of a kind and if anything it reminded me of Malcolm Gladwell’s masterpieces. To make text even more interesting a lot of the examples and ideas in […]