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Managing Without Walls: Maximize Success with Virtual, Global, and Cross-Cultural Teams by Kevin Wegryn, Colleen Garton

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Managing Cultural Differences

In the world of business today, cultural diversity in the workplace is inevitable. This diversity can enrich or impede teamwork. It can have a positive or negative effect on productivity, morale, and results. The person who has the most influence over the impact of cultural diversity on a team is the manager.

Global team-building can be extremely challenging, but when it is done right, it can lead to amazing results. A team made up of individuals who understand and embrace each others’ differences are able to use those differences to be highly effective and successful in the global marketplace.

There are many challenges managing teams who are as diverse in nature as they are in geographical location. It is important ...

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