Effects of cultural diversity on teams

Cultural communication and team work

Good team performance highly depends on effective communication for its success. It requires individuals to gain a common language and establish shared values ​​among the team members. A major effect in reducing the effectiveness of communication in a firm is language and value difference. For example, a person raised in the people mostly in the western US region would have communication issues with someone raised in the eastern region because they taught most people to leave their values ​​and beliefs at a young age.

Cultural diversity plays a major in organizational growth, and it is a trend with globalization. Most people believe it is important for teams to encourage multi-cultural systems in their organizational growth and strategy. Companies growing worldwide have multiple locations, and without cultural diversity in communication, some major progress won’t be achieved, as just being able to understand oneself is becoming outdated and old-fashioned. We are going to look at some major impact which cultural communication has on team performance.

Benefits of Cultural Communication on Team Performance
This article aims to give you some prior knowledge about the fundamentals of cultural diversification on communication in a team’s organizational performance. They are as follows;

Cultural communication inspires creativity and pushes for innovation
The way we see our culture influences the world, and various views from personal and professional experience can go a long way in offering a new perspective that inspires colleagues at the workplace.

It opens the door for greater opportunities for personal and professional growth.
A culturally diverse business will attract talented and ambitious professionals who will appreciate the chance of personal and professional growth alongside gaining experience.

Diverse teams are better and more productive.
When you have diverse talents in different outlets, the experience, expertise, and working styles they bring to the table towards problem-solving are unique and mind-blowing. Even studies have shown that organizations with cultural diversity in communication have proven happier and more productive.

Ability to offer a wide range of services
When the skill set is centralized, it doesn’t give room for upgrade, and especially communication will also be centralized, which does not promote growth in an organization.

Having a collection of diverse talent attracts and retains the best
When you have diverse talent spread across places, it enables you to have the best of the best at your fingertips as a team leads. This helps to reduce stress in achieving desired organizational goals in a short time.

Among many benefits that can impact a team’s performance, we select these chosen ones as a guide you can adopt into your organizational system to promote effectiveness in all areas for maximum and exponential growth for business success. Every organization that wants to succeed on a large scale must understand the fundamentals of cultural diversity in communication to boost team performance in the long run and not just a one-off thing.

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Chantal Boomkamp-Eppink


Chantal has several years’ experience in operational roles in high tech start-up companies in and around the region of Twente. In addition to facilitating internal organization and the effectiveness of FIP-AM@UT facilities and staff, she is responsible for the interaction, synchronization, and implementation of our partners’ strategic choices.