Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2008


Charles Weber

Course Title

Communication and Team Building

Course Number

EMGT 522


“We didn’t all come over on the same ship, but we’re all in the same boat.”– Bernard Baruch, American financier and statesman. It is true. Today’s world thrives on globalization and no corporations can escape it. As the business environment is expanding into various geographical locations and into various cultural continents it is becoming more and more difficult to manage a team effectively. Individuals from different backgrounds, upbringings, cultures, languages, parts have to promote themselves into the new markets. They come from one end of the globe carrying their own cultural ethics and they find themselves interacting with someone from some other end of the globe. They have no idea as to how green the grass is on the other end. All they know is there is a goal and it has to be accomplished – no matter what. It is no easy task. We have decided to focus our area of research into finding out how communication, conflict, trust, performance, leadership have to work hand in glove to accomplish a milestone after the other.


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