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1. However, when dealing with different cultures from the individualistic, and collective cultures, how would you reconcile each strong norm from each group of people to effect a positive and strong GBT and how would you suggest each member from a different country learn from the other members in the group ensuring to minimize possible offenses?

2. Competition is one tool used to help motivate global teams. Competition can be both a good and a bad thing for teams. Yes, competition can set up barriers and arguments between members. On the other hand competition can get products and services done faster. It you have design teams in China and the US competing for the completion and production award you may well get a better product quicker because of competition.
Any thoughts here about the negatives of setting up different teams to compete with each other?

3. For a global management team, are there some good suggestions as to how to handle the necessity to communicate 24 hours a day and still maintain your sanity?

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1. Reconciliation takes time between the person, culture and company. What is needed is a regular debriefing with those on staff to find out what they learned from the experience, and develop a strong norm. Eventually, this will bring about reconciliation because management and employees are able to put everything into perspective. While this process is taking place, persons will need to respect the other culture they are living in because it is hard to adapt to something that is completely different than one is used to doing. For those who cannot accept where they are at, they may possibly quit or go to another ...

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This solution discussed cultures, competition and commuinication.