Effective Multicultural Teams

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Multicultural and multinational teams have become an important strategic and structural element of organizational work in our globalized world today. These teams are demonstrating their importance from the factory floors to the boardrooms of contemporary organizations. The emergence of multicultural teams is evident across a variety of organizations in the private, public, and civil society sectors. These developments have led to an increasing interest in the theory and practice of multicultural teams. Management educational and training programs are giving increasing attention to these developments. At the same time, there is emerging interest in research about and study of multicultural teams. This book emerged from our teaching, research, and consulting with multic- tural and diverse teams in multiple sectors over the last several years. In particular, we have developed and refined our ideas about the concepts in this book from teaching an advanced course called Effective Multicultural Teams in the Graduate Program at the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont. We have learned from the rich background of students who are from, and have worked in, six con- nents, and who are, or plan to be, working in the public, educational, not-for-profit, and for-profit sectors. Additionally, we have engaged with a variety of teams through our consulting and training, providing consultation to teams in a variety of sectors and continents as they struggled to become more effective.


Preface. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1: Towards Understanding Multicultural Teams, Aqeel Tirmizi. - Introduction. - Learning Objectives. - Emergence and Study of Multicultural Teams as a Discipline. - Teams Defined. - Types of Teams. - Multicultural Teams and Team Performance. - A Model of Multicultural Team Effectiveness. - Relevant Compentencies. - Summary. - Case Study. - Multicultural Team Effectiveness Inventory. - References. - Chapter 2: The Impact of Culture in Multicultural Teams, Aqeel Tirmizi. - Introduction. - Learning Objectives. - Defining culture: The Challenges Involved. - Cultural Values Frameworks. - An Integration of Cultural Frameworks for Multicultural Teams. - Summary. - Relevant Competencies. - Case Study. - Cultural Context Inventory. - Cultural Context Inventory Scoring Sheet. - Cultural Contaxt Inventory Characteristics Sheet. - References. - Chapter 3: Social Identity Group and Individual Behavior, Claire B. Halverson. - Introduction. Learning Objectives. - The Impact of Social Identity. - Personality. - Multiple Intelligences. - Case Study. - Changing Oneself to Improve Team Effectiveness. - Relevant Competencies. - Summary. - Case Studies. - Assessment Instruments. - References. - Chapter 4: Team Development, Claire B. Halverson. - Introduction. - Overview of Team Development Models. - The Five Stage Model. - Critique of the Five Stage Model. - Punctuated Equilibrium Model. - Team Building. - Relevant Competencies. - Summary. - Case Study. - Assessment Instruments. - References. - Chapter 5: Group Process and Meetings, Claire B. Halverson. - Introduction. - Learning Objectives. - Overt and Covert Group Process. - Power and Group Processes. - Components of Team Process. - Formal and Informal Roles in Teams. - Observing Team Process. - Meetings. - Relevant Competencies. - Summary. - Case Studies. - Assessment Instruments. - References. - Chapter 6: Effetive Leadership for Multicultural Teams, Ken Williams. - Introduction. - Learning Objectives. - Defining Leadership. - Power and Influence in Multicultural Teams. - Case Study. - Influence Tactics. - Cultural Orientations to Power. - Power Styles in Teams. - Differentiating Leadership from Management and Facilitation. - Effective Team Leadership. - Cultural Issues. - Gender Identity Issues. - Approaches to Leadership. - Shared Leadership. - Summary. - Relevant Competencies. - Case Study. - Assessment Instrument. - References. - Chapter 7: Effective Intercultural Communication, Teressa Moore Griffin. - Introduction. - Learning Objectives. - The Functions of Communication on Multicultural Teams. - Communication Models. - Formal and Informal Communication. - Communication Structures Used by Teams. - Modes of Communication. - Virtual Teams and Communication. - Considerations Concerning a Team's Communication Culture. - Enhancing Competency as an Intercultural Communicator. - Using Feedbck - a Powerful Communication Tool. - Summary. - Case Studies. - Assessment Instruments. - References. - Chapter 8: Conflict, John Ungerleider. - Introduction. - Learning Objectives. - Defining Conflict. - Conflict in Stages of Group Development. - Personal Styles of Addressing Conflict. - Cultural Styles of Dealing with Conflict. - Conflict through the Lens of Culture. - Identity Issues. - Approaches to Conflict Resolution. - Collaborative Conflict Transformation on Teams: Communication Skills for Dialogue. - Summary. - Relevant Competencies. - Case Studies. - Assessment Instruments. - References. - Chapter 9: Problem Solving and Decision Making, Linda Drake Gobbo. - Introduction. - Learning Objectives. - What is Problem Solving? - Case Study. - The Synergis
EAN: 9781402069567
ISBN: 1402069561
Untertitel: Theory and Practice. 'Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: XVIII
Format: gebunden
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