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In this video, Dr Lee Martin explains what we'll be learning in our final week of Harnessing Cultural Diversity.
LEE MARTIN: Welcome to the final week of Harnessing Cultural Diversity. You are now equipped with the MBI framework and the split framework. These provide solid foundations for leading culturally diverse teams. In our final week, we’ll explore some cutting-edge ideas that build on those foundations. And we’ll also hear insights from experts in cross-cultural management. Now we’ve talked in this course about harnessing cultural diversity among team members, but what about cultural diversity within the individuals in your team? We’ll discover why multicultural individuals are a great hidden asset in your team. Much of a leader’s good efforts in harnessing cultural diversity can come undone if the right team conditions are not in place.
To inclusively lead high-performing teams, a leader should reduce the impact of cultural fault lines and foster positive diversity mindsets. This week, we’ll learn more about how to do this. Finally, a leader needs to be able to lead flexibly across cultures. We’ll uncover why this is so important and how this is related to cultural intelligence or CQ and how we can improve our CQ as leaders. There’s a lot of practical insights to learn about this week. Let’s get started by sharing what you’re interested in learning more about in the comments of this step.

Welcome to the final week of Leading Culturally Diverse Teams in the Workplace.

We hope you’ve enjoyed your learning so far.

Over the last three weeks, we’ve learnt a lot about culture, the opportunities and challenges of working in multicultural teams, and ways of managing and harnessing these.

This week, we’re going to take a closer look at:

  • multicultural individuals and what they bring to diverse teams
  • culturally intelligent leadership and differences in leadership styles
  • how we can inclusively lead high-performing multicultural teams.

Your task

Watch the video from Lee to hear more about what we’ll be learning in our final week.

What are you looking forward to this week? Share your thoughts with other learners in the comments.

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