Today, globalization has increasingly become a watchword by which companies swear by and they accordingly install subsidiaries on foreign markets and relocate resources. An important issue in this process is the question of intercultural management and human resources within the global perspective. We are widely allowed to think that the teams are growing more and more multicultural. We all know the difficulties working with differences hence multicultural teams are built. They are created in order to understand the new markets better or in order to create a new corporate dynamic.
The conditions of multicultural teams' implementation in a firm raise questions such as the conditions involved in order to choose the members of different nationalities that will work together on common projects.
In order to find some answers to these questions we have made some hypotheses regarding their numbers. It appears that there are not so many multicultural teams in big multinational companies as opposed to the little firms.
There are different reasons for building a multicultural team for a project. The most likely is the research on new markets. A multicultural team can be built with managers from the parent firm and from a subsidiary in order to conceive new products. The first ones know how the parent firm works and what the parent firm has planned whereas the second ones are aware of the norms, the laws, the practices of the country in which the firm wants to create new products.
The second reason could be to create a dynamic in the firm by opening the minds of managers to other problematics and others ideas.
The condition of building a multicultural team differs in each firm and depends on the terms and goals of the project. But one common way to set up a multicultural team is to use training courses. Actually some schools offer such programs to managers in order to be efficient in intercultural situations. The HR Manager can have great responsibility in the process.
[...] This opening was accompanied by an assistance (service fee) for 10 years The French priority on building the network accounting + finance( The Americans on the MKT and commercial development( The team then formed according to the service contract defined in December 1989 We had we found a French-axis of progress on the investment management of the network operator Telmex and asset accounting (accrual accounting).( The formation of a multicultural team is not usually a hierarchical decision and is the result of a recruitment. [...]
[...] In the end, the consultant teaches how to deal with conflict in a multicultural team by implementing a common language and by using a mediator inside the team Results of questionnaires The analysis of questionnaires shows that, in most cases, there is no particular effort done in order to make a multicultural team more efficient and to avoid misunderstandings between the members. People who answered have not reported any particular training or seminar to reinforce the cohesion of the team. [...]
[...] First, we will analyze the reasons for building a multicultural team inside a company, then we will discuss the way it is organized and finally how the managers are trained to deal with a multicultural team (the problems they meet). In conclusion, we will look into our hypothesis with the results of our research to have a right vision of the role of globalization in building a multicultural team Why is a multicultural team built? A. The interest of a multicultural team: the theory We are going to examine a theoretical point of view why companies want to create multicultural teams.Through interviews we made, books and articles we analyzed, we can say that companies are mainly willing to be competitive on global scale and pertinent on local markets. [...]
[...] A team less routine and blase that teams in which everyone looks alike. More mutual respect and we laugh more. Sometimes they yell at each other too which is not prohibited in a good team. What are the main benefits professionals to work in a multicultural team? Your team has she been successful? What are / were the profits made on a personal level? Ongoing professional enrichment. No time to bother. This is great, there is no doubt about that. [...]
[...] Thus, building a multicultural team means, for the employer to be aware of his own prejudices and weaknesses. The term of bringing together people from different nationalities together is a lot more complex for the employer. But some tips can eventually be evoked. The recruiter will try to select people who are different but compatible. If the members of the team are not joined by a same culture, they will be joined by common values such as respect, integrity or tolerance. [...]
Online readingwith our online reader
Content validatedby our reading committee