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Theory suggests that a cultural synergy can develop when different cultural backgrounds come together at work, such that the final product produced by a heterogeneous work group will be better than the sum of the talents of the individual members (adler, 1980 adler, , 1983adler, , 2002 moran et al, 1981. Furthermore it is the view of the editors that creating cultural synergies can be realised if intercultural competence–a salient tool in this venture–is set to work. In order for synergy to thrive in a community, a positive teamwork culture as foundation is paramount, where engagement of each team member is encouraged fine management is an important element to create order, nevertheless great human relationships are the key ingredient in creating harmony.
Employees need to have an awareness of both their own culture and cross-cultural awareness of values, assumptions, and behaviors of others with whom they interact without this cultural understanding, synergy in the implementation may not make sense nor be viable. Concerns and the cultural synergy they create present exciting yet daunting challenges to study and understand however, as the world becomes more the concept of cultural synergy and the global organization 43 the concept of cultural synergy and the global organization 45.
On one hand, cultural synergy can be understood as a major organizational change, as it merges cultures and customs within a company and pressumably finalises with a change of the better, creating a more solid company culture, bonding the employees. Cultural synergy and organizational change: from crisis to innovation we found that in a merged organization cultural synergies are possible to create if practical and social values for employees are offered combining the focus on cultural synergy and organizational change is an interesting and relevant new development which we set out.
Creating cultural synergy: a management plan for a culturally diverse team theresa famolaro mgmt 615 dr linda smith 20 march 2012 introduction this paper presents a problematic multicultural team scenario and a management plan to bring about the team’s effectiveness and success through cultural synergy.
It is this cultural synergy that has allowed the region be what some may argue is the world’s biggest market, exporter, and foreign investor (moran, harris, & moran, 2011) the successful creation the european union truly exemplifies why creating cultural synergy is so important to any group or organization.