Back to Babel: Overcoming Communication Challenges in Multicultural Teams

Lost in translation? Getting past communication barriers within your multicultural team Within the workplace, multicultural teams have become the norm, with team members bringing different values, assumptions, and patterns of behavior to the group. To work effectively within such environments and maximize knowledge transfer, it has become increasingly important to cultivate a global mindset and understand the impact of cultural differences on everyday business practices. This white paper will explore the dynamics of intercultural communication, the importance of cultural awareness with regard to business practices, and strategies for managing and working within multicultural teams.