American University professor J. Alberto Espinosa is this month’s speaker for the Weissman Center’s International Business Faculty Seminar Series. Dr. Espinosa addresses the challenges of working in an increasing global society in his co-authored book, I’m Working While They’re Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions.
Check out this excerpt of the book from Timezone Coordination:
It is 09:30 India Standard Time, and Kuldeep, a software engineer in information technology (IT) production support is frustrated. He cannot re-create the software defect based on what was logged into the issue/defect system during the night. He has no one to call. The author of the defect report, an American who lives and works 10.5 time zones away, is now sleeping. So the Indian software engineer resorts to writing a lengthy e-mail requesting clarification. Solving the problem is delayed by one day… at the very least.