Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2004


Dragan Milosevic

Course Title

Communication and Team Building

Course Number

EMGT 522/622


Teams in the workplace -- Management, Knowledge management, Communication in organizations, Intercultural communication


This paper presents several issues impacting cross-cultural teams and uses a foundation of secondary research to define the most relevant. In our opinion, Individualism vs. Collectivism, Communication and Conflict generation are the main issues presented, as well as the way they can affect team dynamics. Some sub-issues are mentioned for the individualism vs collectivism dimension, such as the influence on team members’ performance, motivation, behavior, level of cooperation and time perception. Conclusion will be drawn based on the issues presented.


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