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Working in a Cross Cultural Team

Increased Knowledge

You are working with people from different backgrounds, which then exposes you to a wider variety of experiences and knowledge than what you may have the opportunity to access within your home environment.

(Deeks, 2011)

How can this become an advantage to Cross Cultural Teams?

* More ideas

o Seen different things

o Taught in a different way

o Can help enhance the business at a lower cost, as ideas are coming from the staff in which you already pay

* Different way of approaching problem solving

o Depends on the characteristics of a person and the place they were bought up in. If they act on Intuition or not.

* Different knowledge in different areas through their own experience.

o For example, some bus drivers will be use to driving in different conditions as it is what they are use to.


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