Why Managing International Project Teams Starts With Trust - Michael Olsen

In Chapter 6 of 16, social entrepreneur and technology consultant Michael Olsen shares how lessons learned doing software consulting have taught him the importance of building trusted relationships managing international projects. Olsen's non-profit, Kilifi Kids (www.kilifikids.org) works with a Kenyan team to execute initiatives. While Kenya carries a corruption stigma, Olsen has identified groups, specifically Kenyan Rotary Clubs, to provide a trusted foundation for money transfer, project staffing, and initiative execution. As a result, the organization continues to effectively roll out education and public health programs to support children, from scholarships to deworming to mobile health care.