(Re)Building A Global Team: Tariq Khan At Tek. The Ability
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(Re)Building a Global Team: Tariq Khan at Tek
The ability to interact in a diverse environment is imperative in today’s society. By modifying our attitude towards a variety of terrains, we are able to develop creativity, flexibility and empathy. Additionally, celebrating differences involves a complex process that can be an opportunity for reflection and self discovery. At Tek, Tariq Khan may have that opportunity. Currently, the company is facing diverse challenges. Besides employee satisfaction declining, insensitivity towards social and cultural practices are the norm. Additionally, working across boundaries is exhausting and the situation has gotten critical. This paper examines diverse challenges Tek is facing, complex concepts…show more content…
Furthermore, it was noticeable that cultural traditions and religion determined how groups drifted apart. According to Ting-Toomey and Chung (2012), “communication adaptability refers to the ability to change interaction behaviors and goals to meet the speciﬁc needs of the situation. It implies behavioral ﬂexibility in dealing with intercultural miscommunication episodes” (pg.30). For instance, employees not being sensitive towards language barriers and nationality implies lack of willingness to adapt. According to Neely (2015), the situation has gotten to the extreme that “some people did not even know from which country their teammates came and just incorporated them into broad categories” (pg. 4).
Cultural values. Finally, Tek does not possess solid core values. According to Ting-Toomey and Chung (2012), “values are shared ideas about what counts as important or unimportant, right or wrong, what is fair or unfair, and what counts as ethical or unethical conduct” (pg. 40). At Tek, it is clear there are no solid common values employees can hold themselves accountable for or support. Besides different time zones, nationality, culture and age, there is also lack of successful internal communication. Additionally, Ting- Toomey and Chung (2012) also stated that “cultural value patterns form the basic criteria through which we evaluate our own behaviors and the behaviors of others” (pg.40). For that reason,