Teams work best under the supervision of an authoritative leader who can generate enthusiasm and a sense of loyalty to the team as well as giving a clear focus and direction for each team member.
Teams which are not given such clear guidance and allocated structure can become prey to a strong sense of individualism which may result in each team member doing their own thing with little reference to the rest of the team.
Due to the relationship nature of the approach to work in Italy, once a strong team has been forged it is not a good thing to dismember it – rather look for other projects for the family. Try to foster the team spirit with social events – preferably centred on good food.
This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture.
Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working. We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.
This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Italy only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.
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