How can cultural differences derail an alliance team?
What can be done to prevent cross-cultural problems and unmet expectations from keeping an alliance team from being effective?
One of the main keys to preventing cross-cultural problems and unmet expectations is understanding the main cultures involved and putting plans into action that prevent cultural issues from ever surfacing. One of the ways that this is done is with sensitivity training. In an alliance team, the need is even greater because of the structure and objectives of an alliance team. In this type of team, we need an even greater degree of cohesiveness than we would find on a regularly structured team. As most professionals agree, "intercultural management tools include the intercultural communication acumen to successfully lead highly diverse groups in complex tasks" (University of Notre Dame, 2012). By building the intercultural management toolset that can be used, it ...
This solution discusses what can be done to prevent cross-cultural problems and unmet expectations from keeping an alliance team from being effective. We also discuss how cultural differences can derail an alliance team. References are also included.