Creating Great Intercultural Teams Through Relationships

Updated: Mar 24

Working to build Social Capital creates strong teams in almost every culture on the planet.

The Rise of Intercultural Teams: Research, Challenges and Findings

Team dynamics have changed dramatically over the last 30 years. We have moved from mono-cultural teams with teammates operating in the same office to teams with a mix of cultural backgrounds distributed across the globe.

Cross-organizational teams are also becoming more common as large companies try to cut costs and reduce time to market by teaming with companies that produce similar products. Sometimes these teams are pulled together into one place for the duration of a project. In other situations the teams work together virtually and may only see each other once a quarter.

MIT Sloan published some significant research on the