Introduction: Hi, my name is Elizabeth and my name is Deanna and today we will be talking about cultural differences and their impact on virtual teams.
Communication technologies provide the necessary infrastructure for individuals from different cultures and locations to work and learn collaboratively
Establishing the problems: There are potential problems and issues that arise when those from different cultures work on virtual teams. We will now state these problems.
Problem 1: Many cultures have different meanings of time. Some cultures prefer to be precisely on time, while others tend to be more relaxed with start times.
Problem 2: Language barriers and miscommunication between different cultures create barriers for virtual team effectiveness.
Problem 3: Issues arise when considering the communication medium to use. Different cultures may have different preferences pertaining to means of communication, which can create conflict and disputes about the best means of communication.