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Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fourth Edition by Edgar H. Schein

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Chapter 21. CULTURAL ISLANDS: MANAGING MULTICULTURAL GROUPS

In the previous chapter, I outlined what a learning culture and learning leadership must be. It is easy to specify these requirements; it is very hard to fulfill them. In particular, it is not at all clear how cultural insight and mutual understanding can be achieved in multicultural settings, groups, and organizations when several national and occupational macrocultures are involved. Multicultural task forces and projects will not only be more common but they have even acquired a new name—"collaborations." Such groupings are described in an article within the Handbook of Cultural Intelligence (Ang and Van Dyne, 2008):

Participants in a collaboration may come together on a one-time basis, ...

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