Week 3 based on your reading this week determine two

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WEEK 3 Based on your reading this week, determine two (2) of the challenges facing intercultural teams, and suggest how to overcome each of those challenges.Two challenges that face intercultural teams are cultural differences and communication. These challenges can involve a breakdown in communication due to accents and respect for authority. Managers who intervene early can succeed in solving intercultural problems. Managers and teams should determine the cause of the issues and develop a strategy for solving the problems. Multicultural teams without proper leadership can hinder the effectiveness of a team. Cultural differences a lot of the time is the issue at hand more so than conflicting personalities. Leadership must
be proactive and select appropriate strategies for solving possible issues that may arise such as accents, attitudes toward authority due to cultural differences, and communication. Intervening early when challenges are presented succeeds in solving the root of the problem and harvest better teams.Share a current event article with the class that relates to the concepts covered in this week’s reading. Write a brief summary, and explain why you felt the article was relevant. Diversity in multicultural teams has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of diversity causes increased creativity, different perspectives, more alternatives, and greater production. Disadvantages of diversity can cause poor communication, less interaction between members, stereotyping, and lessen production. Workshops and trainings should be utilized to bridge the gap inter-culture and diversity can cause. This article is relevant because it discusses awareness of diversity in multicultural teams. Diversity in the workplace attracts more diversity. Potential employees will know that the company does not discriminate giving them a feeling that they will be treated fairly. This will allow workers to utilize their talents for the advantage of the company. Workplace diversity can benefit the company by increasing employee morale causing workers to work more effectively and efficiently. Diversity in leadership enable managers to utilize new skills and it helps to achieve their team’s goals.WEEK 4 Based on Chapters 3 and 4, analyze two (2) of the major hardships facing expatriates on their return home after a lengthy assignment. What would your biggest challenge be if you were an expatriate?Two of the major hardships facing expatriates on their return home after a lengthy assignment are familyadjustments and feelings of being undervalued by their company after gaining international experience. Expatriates and their families may have a difficult time adjusting to living and working in another country. Some expatriates feel undervalued and have difficulties utilizing the knowledge and work experience from being assigned internationally. The expatriate and company’s relationship should

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