• An efficient team is based on trust. It is not afraid to address inevitable conflicts and is committed to a common goal.
  • Changes within the team are more sustainable, dynamic and effective if they build on existing strengths – and are based on solutions and available resources rather than on a lengthy analysis of the problem.
  • Multicultural teams that have learned to use their differences and similarities are more successful than homogeneous teams. Initially, this takes time, but is worth it in the end.
  • Studies show that multicultural teams are either far more or far less efficient that homogeneous teams (Kovach 1980).
  • The development of successful teams is ideally the responsibility of the management and under certain circumstances can be aided or initiated by external advisors.

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