Management of Multinational and Cross-Cultural Teams Specialization

In this Specialization, you will learn the essential skills to work in and manage multinational and cross-cultural teams. You will learn from organizational consultants and UC Davis MBA alumni Cleveland Justis and Daniel Student, who have studied, led, and advised cross-cultural teams from a variety of sectors. They will share best practices, research, and tools, as well as first-person narratives from a variety of global leaders. You will learn how to navigate cultural differences in approaches to accomplishing work that can trip up your team, how to take advantage of the rising opportunities and mitigate the new challenges brought on by virtual multinational collaboration, and how to rise as a cross-cultural leader.

What You Will Learn:
- Explain the concept of culture, how it affects your approach to work, & the opportunities and challenges in multinational and cross-cultural teams.
- Recognize your communication style and understand the role culture plays in communication, co-create a new team "language" through collaboration.
- Impact cross-cultural communication between in-person and virtual spaces; thinking about time zones, video conferences, & text based interactions.
- Explore different models of leadership and understand how the cultural differences in what is expected of leaders affect team performance.

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