Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

5 Essentials To Managing Multicultural Teams

“Managing culturally diverse teams requires the same skills as managing teams in general, but there are some things that need extra attention.

‘The potential for misalignment or different expectations goes up exponentially when you have people coming from different cultural backgrounds,’ says consultant David Livermore, founder of Cultural Intelligence Center, a cultural intelligence consultancy, and author of Driven by Difference: How Great Companies  Fuel Innovation through Diversity. While managing culturally diverse teams requires the same skills to manage teams well in general, there are some particular areas that may need attention.”

Read more @ http://www.fastcompany.com/3058037/the-future-of-work/5-essentials-to-managing-multicultural-teams

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