Based on the competencies and skills, methods can be explored to build effective communication within and between culturally diverse project teams:
Ensuring fair participation of all team members in communication
Communication is the basis for successful project management, which determines the opportunities for coordinating efforts and working towards a common goal. Within the framework of cultural diversity, it is imperative that all team members have the same access to communication and information exchange. It is also important for the manager to provide a response to any team members’ requests to maintain trust and ensure that their needs are met.
Development of communication regulation procedures
The activities of a project manager are closely related to the need not only for interpersonal communication but also for the standardization of the project implementation process. The creation of specialized procedures that would regulate aspects of communication within and between teams based on their differing needs is necessary to ensure fair and transparent interaction.
In this case, it is important to establish standards for the transfer of information, exchange channels, and processing of data. In this regard, it is also critically important to develop procedures for considering opinions and proposals, making decisions, and mitigating conflicts.
Close collaboration with organization and team heads
Standardization is not possible without the involvement of a regulator to ensure that all procedures are followed. In this situation, the project manager needs to work closely with the organization’s representatives and the team leaders to create formal relationships.
This will make it possible not only to simplify the process of resolving potential conflicts but also to define the responsibilities of all members of the interaction clearly. Thus, this point is rather a guarantee of effective communication established within the framework of standardized mechanisms.