Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2001


Dragan Milosevic

Course Title

Communication and Team Building

Course Number

EMGT 522/622


Communication in management -- Cross-cultural studies, Teams in the workplace -- Management, Communication in organizations, Intercultural communication


The 1990's have brought major changes to the business world. The proliferation of teams and the issues that confront them are almost endless, as identified by our initial literature search. After reading many articles to determine the relevant issues (see bibliography for complete list) we decided to analyze three types of Multicultural issues and trends that were an almost common theme in our readings. The three Multicultural teams we will analyze are:

  1. Multi-Ethnic or Geographically diverse teams.
  2. Multi-Functional Teams.
  3. Multi-Tenured Teams including age differences.

We will examine the driving forces behind the creation of these teams, the issues that face these teams and projects, and finally the solutions or methodology to manage these teams. Several of our team members entered the workforce in the 1990' s, and have witnessed these trends and issues first-hand, thus our analysis will be augmented with specific examples from our individual experiences.


This project is only available to students, staff, and faculty of Portland State University

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