Cross-Cultural Facilitation with the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, part 2 of 5
As we explained in Part 1, having engaged the services of a terrific web development company who mapped out and carefully documented all our requirements ahead of time according to our specifications, we were very hopeful until things unexpectedly fell apart, both transactionally and relationally.
This story took place several years ago. We had just made the decision to build our brand by enhancing our online presence.
For an intercultural team to be a high-performing team first requires an emphasis on the team aspect.
Given cultural and language barriers, intercultural teams find it difficult even to function as a unit at all, especially at their best. If we desire to develop and optimize high-performing teams, it is necessary first to assess what causes teams to be low-performing.
Using the four pillars and asking three questions at each stage enables the creation and implementation of a successful team charter
Team Dimensions Profile, part 2. The Z-Process is all about the workflow of a mature team. A mature team involves a balance of the four types of team roles described in part 1: Creators, Advancers, Refiners, and Executors.
KnowledgeWorkx uses the Team Dimensions 2.0 tool from Wiley, Inc. As an indicator of team composition, dynamics, and workflow, this assessment tool enables the building or re-organizing of teams into effective, cohesive units.
Misalignment causes teams to underperform, and its roots are not always easy to discern.
Building trust among intercultural team members
Key competencies leaders need to develop further