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Cross Cultural Teams

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Farhin Hasan

on 20 August 2014

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Transcript of Cross Cultural Teams

Cross Cultural Teams
Presentation Outline
Definition of a cross cultural team

Types of cross cultural teams

Related OB Concepts
Cross Cultural Teams
Definition: a work team consisting of individuals belonging to different cultural groups
Advantages
Causes of Issues
Discrimination based on stereotypes, race, ethnicity, religion


What effective teams need?
Managerial Applications
Advantages
Disadvantages
Management Implications
Communication
Barriers
Language Difficulties
- semantics
- word connotations
- tone differences
Cultural Context
- high context culture
- low context culture
Work Styles and
Time Zones
Organization Structure Preferences
Use of power tactics
Time Zones
Individualism vs Collectivism
*Goal Setting
*Negotiations
*Functional Conflict
Difference in Motivators
Motivators
Employee Involvement & Success
-high power distance
-low power distance
Face to Face
Teams that are physically present and require face to face communication in order to achieve a common goal
Creativity and Innovation
multiple view points
diverse experiences
innovative solutions
improved decision-making
Marketing Gain
human capital
successful team models
international relations
marketing and recruting tool
Based on Jim Harvey's speech structures
OB Concepts
Cross Cultural Teams
Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory
Workforce Diversity
Globalization
Cultural Bias
Stereotyping
Motivators
Communication
Cohesiveness
Stereotyping
Cultural Language Barriers

Cooperation
Thank You
Virtual
Teams that use computer technology to tie together physically dispersed members in order to achieve a common goal
diverse safe climate
participative safety
boosts motivation and team spirit
members bond by sharing cultures
* Adequate resources
* Effective leadership
* Climate of trust
* Performance evaluation
* Appropriate reward systems
Suitable leadership
Appropriate group composition and size
Set procedures and expectations
Allocate individual responsibilities and timelines
Build team efficacy
Offer diversity training

Business Problem
You are a junior level employee brought on to a new project with four other people. The two most senior people on the project, who are the most responsible for it, do not get along. They can't understand each other, and get into arguments in front of you on a regular basis.
As a person from your country
, how do you respond? Do you address them directly, or go over their heads? Or do you ignore the problem? Do you stick it out or get out of the project? Do you look out for yourself or try to make the group better?
What would a person with your assigned characteristics do in this situation?
OZ
low power distance
individualism
low uncertainty avoidance
long term orientation
Atlantis
high power distance
individualism
low uncertainty avoidance
short term orientation
Neverland
low power distance
individualism
high uncertainty avoidance
short term orientation
Utopia
high power distance
individualism
high uncertainty avoidance
long term orientation
Lilliput
high power distance
collectivism
low uncertainty avoidance
long term orientation
Middle Earth
low power distance
collectivism
high uncertainty avoidance
long term orientation
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