Team Culture And Scale. Introduction . In The Global Business

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Team Culture and Scale

In the global business arena organizations which like to have wider representation and participation generally tend to recruit talented team members in its workforce regardless to their cultural origin. To remain competitive in the global economy organizations have no other alternative to this. When any workforce is blended with people of various cultures naturally the difference of their dispositions, actions, mind-sets, pattern of dialogue etc. becomes visible. In this situation without minimizing difference among co-workers healthy working environment cannot be ensured. In this essay it will be discussed what expectations of a multicultural team’s members to met for working together.
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Each element of the scale shows how cultures differ along a range from one extraordinary conduct to its inverse. Cultures can then be set along this scale to accentuate the imperceptible limits amongst them and Meyer offers procedures for dealing with these fault lines.
a) Communicating: This scale measures the degree to which a culture prefers low-context or high-context communication. In low-context cultures such as the U.S. communication is precise, simple, and explicit. Messages are expressed and understood at face value. Repetition and written confirmation are appreciated, for transparency ’s sake. In high-context cultures such as India and China communication is sophisticated, nuanced, and layered. Reading between the lines is expected. Less is put in writing, and more is left to interpretation.
b) Evaluating: It measures whether something distinct or having relative preference. The Americans direct with negative feedback. While the Indians and Chinese are circuitous about negative criticism
c) Leading: This scale gauges the degree of respect and deference shown to authority figures, on a spectrum between the egalitarian and the hierarchical. The Americas are found to be egalitarian whereas Indians and Chinese are more hierarchical.
d) Deciding: This scale explores differences between building group agreement and relying on one person to make decisions.. The Americans like to make decisions through group consensus. Whereas in India and China most decisions are
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