One of the things our work with multinational companies has taught us is the growing importance of cross-team collaboration. For 21st century businesses it has become a vital prerequisite for building success. And this has an impact on the team development initiatives you undertake.
We see two major evolutions taking place in today’s business reality, which affect team collaboration:
- Mergers & acquisitions, alliances, and other new emerging forms of collaboration between organizations involve much more cross-border and cross-cultural aspects than before.
Management and employees are in many cases not used to deal with these new circumstances. Cross-cultural challenges increase the degree of complexity of successful collaboration. When results are not met, when motivation is going down, when irritation and emotions flare up, and we take a closer look at what is going on, it almost always comes down to the fact that there is not enough people alignment…
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