Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2011


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Communication and Team Building in Engineering Management

Course Number

ETM 522/622


Differences are the key of conflicts in teams. Our team represents diverse nationalities and professional backgrounds. The five comprising members of our team each possess different experiences which together enrich the team. Corey is from America, Ahmed is from Saudi Arabia, Xiaowen is from China, Mehdi is from Iran, and finally Niharika is from India. Not only are the cultural backgrounds different, but also our career paths, work and personal experiences are a source of diversity. Some members of the group are working as project managers, whereas others are full time students. Life style choices also provide a source of diversity to draw from. Some of us are married with kids and live off-campus, and others are single and live on-campus. All these differences affected our team dynamics and posed as foundational material on which to build our team.


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