I am taking on a new assignment where I, from country A, will be managing a wind up/run down of operations for staff in country B. My question is how do I to effectively manage them with MT? How do I motivate them? Do I still stick with coaching? This is a multi year program.
I've done something similar before in another company, but I was able to keep some local staffing around. I always pitched it as, "Europeans ought to run European operations - I'm just hear to help make that happen."
I don't have the same luxury this time and I'm wondering if anyone has the same experience? What kinds of things can be used to motivate people to work? I haven't been to country B yet but I'm assuming the rumour mill is exploding and morale is low.