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Building Management Teams in International Businesses: The Need for Cross-Cultural Emotional Cohesion
LVCC N227-230
Monday 06/24/2019 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Better understand management team dynamics in global organizations and how to handle them effectively. 

Employing managers from different countries of origin in global organizations does not usually create problems, since most are used to functioning within similar management processes. In times of significant business pressure, however, managers feel elevated levels of stress, and their country of origin suddenly becomes a significant factor. Find out how to address the impact of business pressure on interpersonal dynamics within multicultural management teams, including suggestions for organizational development approaches to handle them effectively.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the complexity of cross-cultural management teams in global organizations.
  • Assess the level of personal stress that is associated with significant business challenges in global organizations, and its impact on the behavior of managers from different countries of origin.
  • Examine an organizational development approach for effectively handling cross-cultural dynamics in international management teams.
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Jonathan Smilansky, Professor ,
Tel Aviv University Business School