Das war der 5. ExInt Cercle im WS 2018/19: Let's go on multicultural treasure hunt!
Today's highlight - a multicultural treasure hunt with Iris Lohmann from Danfoss, who is surely one of the best experts, when it comes to managing multicultural teams virtually and on-site!
Although the world is becoming more global, organisational behaviour is still very much influenced by people’s cultural background (national culture). But in order to be successful in the global economy, a manager as well as its employee, a business partner and all involved, must understand the effect of diverse cultures on our behaviour by at the same time being able to manage culturally diverse organizations and teams. Which is easier said than done. In addition to dealing with cultural diversity, most global teams must cope with team members who are sitting in different places, both inside and outside the company (virtual team), often spanning many time zones, and who must interact effectively to develop new products or to better satisfy customers. To find ourselves, simultaneously, in many teams, in many places, among many different cultures offers as a result a bunch of benefits by at the same time challenging us day by day.
Together we searched for applicable solutions of how to best manage multicultural teams virtually and on-site in a highly globalized world.