Overcoming Cultural Conflicts in the European Community
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Program 20: Building Teams in the Global Marketplace: Overcoming Cultural Conflicts in the European Community
When teams are comprised of people from different cultures, the opportunity for misunderstanding arises. This scenario shows how different approaches between French, British, American and German cultures can cause communication problems.
When you are building hign performance teams across cultures, it is vital that each team member respects each other’s differences, as well as being willing to come to some common agreements on how they will cooperate. In this scenario, you will see how communication can break down and be misinterpreted among a cross-cultural team.
Pierre Ernie Weiss, Charles Hyde-Smith, and Warner Schmitt
Key Learning Points
- Understanding and appreciating differences in European cultures
- Building effective teams globally
- Understanding intercultural communication issues, including views of time, organizational structure, and decision-making processes
- Developing skills to lead diverse employees