Multi-cultural Background of Team Members

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Yakie Ogon
HR Consultant, Italy

Multi-cultural Background of Team Members

The (multi) cultural background of team members may affect their world-view. This could have a profound effect on team productivity if it is not hedged against at the beginning of the team formation process.

  Andrew Whiteside
Professor, Switzerland
 

Multi-cultural Background of Team Members

Rather than hedging against specific backgrounds, it could also be possible to capitalize on unique cultural experience or viewpoints to create innovative strategies.

  Boniface
Project Manager, United Kingdom
 

Cultural Background of Team Members

I think one of the crucial things is for the team to be able to communicate freely with each other in a common language. When I worked for a Swiss company which had offices in the Italian, French and German speaking parts of Switzerland as well as many locations outside Switzerland, we all spoke in English. Without this common language I doubt very much if we could have managed the business so successfully.

  Andrew Whiteside
Professor, Switzerland
 

Multi-cultural Background of Team Members

I think English is a good business language where (...)

  Yakie Ogon
HR Consultant, Italy
 

Multi-cultural Background of Team Members

In agreement with Mr. Whiteside, multi-cultural ba (...)

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