Transforming the cultural differences of a team into assets rather than liabilities can be a challenge. Maximizing the talents and participation of members from more than one culture involves a high level of communication skill and interpersonal trust. Without good working relationships, the quality and quantity of the output suffers, and ultimately a company may face high employee turnover.
When a work group represents an international joint venture, or when its members interact "virtually," the challenges become even greater, and special steps are necessary to foster results.
A Team Alignment is the most effective way to make sure your team has the cross-cultural knowledge, skill, and partnership to collaborate and work effectively.
Based on a team diagnostic that identifies key issues, we develop a custom intervention designed to clarify and align the goals of the team. During the intervention, we work with team members to cultivate understanding of the other culture(s) and develop flexibility in communicating across cultures.
The issues-based core activities facilitate team alignment, build team trust, and develop productive working relationships. This provides the foundation for differences to be leveraged and for the team to achieve its highest potential.