In a global setting, having cultural synergy is a must for businesses. Working in a global setting myself, I have seen the importance of having a team that has a cultural emphasis. In this chapter, the subject of improving performance through team culture is covered.
“Organization’s culture emphasizes employee participation through team management, the group microcultures are likely to reflect that system’s macroculture” (Moran,Abramson,Moran, pp. 271). I fully agree with this statement. The company I am a part of focuses on getting product team members to learn from one another. While learning from one another we also focus on learning more from our international counterparts. Working with our international office we have been working to achieve synergy.
According to the chapter, “synergy occurs when the members listen to each other and enter into the private worlds of the others” (Moran, Abramson, Moran, pp.271). Working with our international teams and suppliers I have seen the effects of how the evolution of microcultures reflect the macrocultures.
This is especially evident when it comes to working with suppliers. Expressing the company goals amongst the team helps to build the microculture. Then projecting these goal onto our suppliers builds this culture within the collective group. During this process, we build upon the companies macroculture.
Moran, R. T., Abramson, N. R., & Moran, S. V. (2014). Managing Cultural Differences (9th ed.). Oxford: Routledge