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Learning online with Deakin

Deakin’s online courses are based on a few, but important, learning principles. To get the most out of this course, we encourage you to keep in mind the following. Our …

Dimensions of culture

National cultural frameworks describe national-based cultural differences along some common ‘dimensions’. There are a number of frameworks, which vary in the number and type of value dimensions. For example, Hofstede’s …

Culturally intelligent leadership

Cultural intelligence is the ability to interact effectively across cultures. In this video, we hear from Professor David Thomas from the University of Victoria who explains cultural intelligence, why it’s …

Thanks for joining us

Congratulations on completing the course! Over the last four weeks, we’ve developed a deeper insight into culture and how it can influence the way we work in diverse teams. We’ve …

Overcoming team faultlines

Cultural faultlines do not always have to hurt team processes and performance. As we discussed in Week 2, the more attributes that align within a group, the stronger the strength …

Fostering positive diversity mindsets

Diversity mindsets are a key factor for diverse teams that work well together. Having a positive diversity mindset involves knowledge about diversity and its effects and how to handle diversity. …

Who is multicultural?

Although we’ve been using the term ‘multicultural’ to describe culturally diverse teams, it’s also possible for the term ‘multicultural’ to describe individuals. What makes someone multicultural? Is it knowing different …

Innate and achieved multicultural individuals

Multicultural individuals are not all the same. It’s important to consider the different ways that people become multicultural, as this variation will likely influence how these individuals contribute in a …

Where to next?

Well done on completing Week 3. In our final week of Leading Culturally Diverse Teams in the Workplace, we’re going to turn our attention to exploring how to lead diverse, …

Let’s get started

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 …

SPLIT: Technology

Leaders of GVTs need to make technology work in their favour. To this end, a leader should think about these questions: Should communication be instant? Leaders should choose the appropriate …

What have we learnt?

As we’ve learnt this week, there are many strategies that you can use to harness the potential benefits and manage the challenges of working in diverse teams. To seize the …

SPLIT framework for leading GVTs

The SPLIT framework helps leaders to identify and address the sources of social distance in GVTs. In Week 2, we discussed how the complexity of global virtual teams (GVTs) bring …

SPLIT: Language and Identity

We’ve discussed language gaps and cultural differences in culturally diverse teams, but how do we manage these in Global Virtual Teams? The next elements of Neeley’s SPLIT framework are language …