Multicultural product and project teams work together in today’s globalised business world, often on a cross-departmental and even pan-national basis. The success of such international organisation units depends not only on technical organisational elements and structures, but above all on sturdy human relationships, trust, clear rules and smooth communication.
An inspiring, constructive working environment is enhanced by the understanding of different, often culturally influenced motives and behavioural patterns and the recognition of individual potentials and strengths. Ultimately the appreciation of diversity in every regard pays off in a company’s success. For a team to function well the individual’s individuality has to be integrated and the diversity of the others (based on origin, sex, age and religious affiliation) must be appreciated.
The most frequent causes of weak performance capability in a team are a lack of clear communication about the objectives, inadequate working methods, insufficiently structured processes and interpersonal conflicts. Team development should therefore account for the technical work issues while promoting the relationships among the team members and communication within the team as key elements for collaborative work.
This problem is intensified with online virtual teams whose members are working collaboratively at different locations and to some extent also at different times to complete a demanding assignment.
Our “Team Development” training supports you in the development of your individual team.