Communication and Team Building
Teams in the workplace -- Management, Knowledge management, Communication in organizations, Intercultural communication
To date, a team's composition has been primarily studied through demographic variables such as age, gender, and race, or through organization-related characteristics such as tenure or functional background. 1 This paper endeavors to explore cross-cultural team issues. With increasing globalization and multi-national companies, cross-cultural teams have become more common. Cultural heterogeneity can result in teams that provide more thorough and creative solutions. This paper examines the benefits of Cross-Cultural teams as well as some of many cultural differences to be considered when assembling and running these teams. Cultural differences affect the ways in which individuals associate as a team, these differences are discussed in individualism and collectivism. Differences in individual performance expectations in regard to time, effort and deadlines are also discussed.
Ambalam, Chudamani; Kidwai, Hashir; Rook, Dale; and Subramanyam, Chaya, "Cross-Cultural Teams and Projects: Issues and Trends" (2002). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1511.