Globalization of world's economy has driven many organizations to develop collaborative configurations in which teams of workers from various regions collaborate in synchronous and asynchronous settings. Such virtual teams are not, though, immune to challenges of navigating cultural issues and work styles. Leadership should take into account not only geographic and time differences, but also interpersonal dynamics which may be culturally-derived.
Create set of best practices for leadership of cross-cultural, virtual teams. Let the following problems in the design:
* prepare down the challenges posed by cultural diversity among team members? Pay specific attention to ways in which cross-cultural teams are unique.
* How significant is the understanding of individual cultures represented on team to successful team management? Must your best practices be culture-specific or apply to cross-cultural management in general? Cite suitable exs in the analysis.
* prepare down the human resource considerations for creating cross-cultural and/or virtual teams? How are considerations for these two groups similar or different?