This week’s Hand-in assignment will allow you to:
• Recognise and empathise with the cultural background and values of colleagues of different nationalities, ethnicities and religions;
• Recognise and deal with the cross-cultural issues and tensions that may arise in international communications, negotiations and projects;
• Recognise and suggest solutions for the particular problems that arise in international firms with regard to human resources management and marketing;
Recognise and suggest solutions for ethical problems that arise in international business.
Week 4 Hand-in Assignment
List and explain what are in your opinion the five most important issues facing the leaders of cross-cultural virtual teams.
Then, design a set of best practices for the leadership of cross-cultural, virtual teams. Consider the following questions in your design:
• What are the challenges posed by cultural diversity among team members? Pay particular attention to the ways in which cross-cultural teams are unique.
• How important is an understanding of the individual cultures represented on the team to successful team management? Should your best practices be culture-specific or apply to management
in general? Cite specific examples in your analysis.
Please, read the attached articles and use them as references. You can add more references.