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How to deal with cultural differences in IT Outsourcing Projects

03.11.2016, Author: Leszek Czarnota, Categories: Business

How much cultural differences can affect cooperation with remote outsourcing teams? Can effects of those differences ruin such cooperation? How to prevent communication problems?

The problem

Definition of culture

How about starting with definition (one of many) which seems to fit best the purpose of this article?

“Culture is a fuzzy set of basic assumptions and values, orientations to life, beliefs, policies, procedures and behavioural conventions that are shared by a group of people, and that influence (but do not determine) each member’s behaviour and his/her interpretations of the ‘meaning’ of other people’s behaviour.”

Spencer-Oatey 2008 [1]

Influence on cooperation

There are two main areas which immediately come to mind in reference to IT teams cooperation. We ...

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