Taking the bite out of culture : The impact of task structure and task type on overcoming impediments to cross-cultural team performance

@inproceedings{NOURI2013TakingTB,
  title={Taking the bite out of culture : The impact of task structure and task type on overcoming impediments to cross-cultural team performance},
  author={RIKKI NOURI and Miriam Erez and Thomas Rockstuhl and Soon Ang and LEE LESHEM-CALIF and Anat Rafaeli},
  year={2013}
}
Research on the effect of cultural diversity on team performance remains inconclusive. We propose to resolve the competing predictions of the information/decision making versus the social categorization theories by integrating two task-related theories, the situational strength theory and the circumplex model of group tasks. We propose that high task specificity enables similar interpretations and shared understanding among team members, which is needed for effective “execute” (convergent… CONTINUE READING

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