Dr Mariam Nakimuli: The power of multicultural teams at workplaces

By Dr. Mariam Nakimuli 

Numerous developments have occurred in the 21st century. Humans have therefore been motivated to create groups and collaborate since the beginning of time to accomplish a variety of tasks, including goal-setting, problem-solving, idea generation, skill development, and endurance.

In the 21st century, multicultural teamwork is one of the most prominent and important work arrangements. Working together has been essential to human evolution, advancement, and survival. Studies indicate that collaborative efforts yield superior outcomes for businesses compared to solo endeavours.

It is believed that multicultural cooperation is one of the most productive work environments. Individuals gain personal benefits from working in teams as well, as it satisfies requirements like connection and social engagement. Even with a wealth of studies demonstrating the benefits that collaboration delivers to businesses, many managers still take little action to foster teamwork.

According to the results of a 33-question survey conducted by Survey Monkey with 225 participants in the United States, companies that embrace and encourage ethnic diversity in the workplace are more likely to have productive work teams. Although teams have been used in the workplace for a long time, Levi (2014) points out that research on the effectiveness of teams, as reported by Sundstrom, McIntyre, Halfhill, and Richards (2000), has led to a reform in the concept of organizational teamwork in recent decades.

However, in this competitive and globalized economy, organizations face many challenges due to their constant evolution. The functioning of work teams is still not well understood, and there are still many unanswered concerns regarding how employers might successfully form efficient and productive work teams.

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In a similar vein, there’s a lot to learn about managing work setups with multicultural teams and support systems.

To achieve various objectives and maintain competitiveness, many organizations’ workforces employ a variety of teams, including production teams, project teams, service teams, and action teams. The literature based on teamwork suggests many benefits for organizations and for individuals.

Some of the benefits of teamwork include their effectiveness at improving employee relations, employees’ technical and interpersonal skills, quality of work life, job satisfaction and performance, organizational effectiveness growth, and flexibility.

Teamwork also provides social support, encourages cooperation, and makes jobs more interesting and challenging, Improves creativity, Improves reputation and fewer conflicts.

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The writer; Dr. Mariam Nakimuli is an Admin at Office of the National Chairman (ONC).

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