The modern workplace is built around diverse teams that come together to strategize, develop products, leverage each other’s strengths, solve business and institutional challenges, and keep their organizations competitive.
Diversity training for teams helps facilitate cross-cultural communication and enhances productivity, both inside and outside the workplace. You may already have a sense of what a diversity program looks like at your organization. Essentially, effective cultural diversity training is designed to bring together people from many walks of life with different experiences, including people of varying ancestries, religions, appearances, physical abilities, and lifestyles.
Cross-cultural teams come in many shapes and sizes. A few examples of what a cross-cultural team might look like include:
Although a team can really be any number of people, some numbers are better than others! The team should be large enough to develop plenty of multiple ideas, but not so large as to make communications or meetings unwieldy.
Workplace Answers’ online diversity training series course, Team Building Across Cultures, teaches employees and supervisors how to tap into a diverse team’s resources. Teams also learn strategies and tactics for working together successfully.