In essay I will talk about what are multicultural teams. What can be the problem in a team and the main strategies of successful team.
So what means a team? A team is any group of people organized to work together interdependently and cooperatively to meet the needs of their customers by accomplishing a purpose and goals.
The use of work teams has become a popular strategy for increasing productivity and worker flexibility in the United States. Seventy-eight percent of U.S. organizations report that at least some of their employees are organized into work teams. In those organizations that utilize teams, an average of 61% of all employees are members of teams (Training Magazine, 1995). All 25 finalists for the 1996 America’s Best Plants sponsored by Industry Week have implemented work teams, and the majority of these companies’ production work force are engaging in self-directed or self-managed teams (Sheridan, 1997). Organizations have reported a number of benefits derived from the use of work teams. These include increased individual performance, better quality, less absenteeism, reduced employee turnover, leaner plant structures, and substantial improvements in production cycle time (Harris, 1992). In general, teams are considered an important ingredient of organizational success in the modern economy which is characterized by needs for rapid information exchange and response to customer demands (Cohen & Bailey, 1997).
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