Cultural Differences in Communication
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
You have been assigned to lead a new project that is global in reach. The team you manage represents many differing cultures such as India, China, Mongolia, Thailand, and the United States. You are preparing for the first team meeting and would like to schedule it for tomorrow at 9:00pm. This is the kick-off meeting.
- What are some of the approaches you would plan on using for this important meeting?
- Consider the best ways of working together using what you know about your team’s cultural differences.
- Think of how you might begin and end this meeting.
- What kind of documentation could you put in place to ensure the success of your team going forward?