Multicultural (virtual) teams
Do you manage, or are you a member of, a multicultural team? Have you ever wondered why project deadlines are not always kept? Do you find virtual communication a challenge?
Today a significant part of worldwide business is carried out by international teams. They may be temporary or permanent and tackle different tasks: product launches, setting up joint ventures, devising new strategies in sales and marketing, establishing new HR processes globally. International teams may be characterized by considerable cultural diversity – national, professional, corporate, individual. Though this diversity may be a source of strength, the team will need to find solutions to the challenges of internal integration before it can solve ones of external adaptation - which may be to collaborate with other teams.
This workshop looks at the different types of international team, the relative weaknesses and strengths of monocultural and multicultural ones, and the interplay between different nationalities and cultural categories. You will learn how to create a winning multicultural team.
- Diversity and compatibility – the three major cultural categories
- Diversity – bonus or drawback?
- Interactive exercises in teams, highlighting different styles
- National strengths, weaknesses, insights, blind spots
- The language factor
- Leading the team
- Motivating people
- Speech styles, meeting procedures
- Communicating in English
- Decision-making, compromise and conflict-avoidance
- Challenge and change
- Trust in the team
All our programmes are based on an in-depth discussion with you, and this description is just an indication. If you would like to talk to us about your needs and get a detailed draft synopsis, please click here.
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