Explore why cultural diversity matters in the workplace and how multicultural teams can benefit your organisation.
Learn how to lead and work effectively in multicultural teams
Cultural diversity in the workplace allows organisations to benefit from differing opinions and approaches. Cross-cultural management is integral to the successful performance of teams.
On this course, you will gain global perspectives on the impact of cultural diversity, both its challenges and benefits to teams, and learn how to lead and communicate with a diverse and inclusive team. Upon completion, you will be ready to apply what you’ve learnt in your own workplace.
What topics will you cover?
The course will use case studies, reflective exercises and problem analysis to address the following themes:
- exploring what cultural diversity is
- investigating why cultural diversity matters in teams
- harnessing the potential benefits of multicultural teams
- leading diverse, inclusive, and high-performing teams.
Who this course is suitable for
This course is for employees that lead or work in a culturally diverse organisation.
What you’ll achieve
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Identify and interpret cultural diversity within your organisation
- Develop sensitivity to cultural variations between and within countries
- Reflect on how culture influences your perspective
- Develop a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges of culturally diverse teams and how to manage these
- Explore complexity associated with global virtual teams
- Improve communication across cultures and distance
- Identify how to leverage cultural diversity in teams to produce more creative solutions and make better decisions
- Identify how to harness the skills and abilities of multicultural individuals in teams
- Develop an ability to inclusively lead diverse teams
Who developed this course
Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.
Deakin Business School
Deakin Business School prepares graduates for careers of the future. We harness emerging technologies to facilitate innovative, borderless, socially responsible and personalised education.