Building Teams: Bridging Knowledge and Culture Gaps

  • Ruud Weijermars


People contributing to organizational goals become motivated through their involvement in setting the goals and planning of their activities: teamwork is an example. Team members are motivated when they attempt challenging tasks where success is perceived as possible but not certain. Raising the probability of success is a strong motivating force. To maximize learning in your organization, team workers must develop intercultural and communication skills and ‘inquire’ into rather than be directed and instructed into solving business challenges. Leadership succession and learning progress need to involve mentoring and is more effective when incorporated into the reward system. Learning Management systems can aid in monitoring the Organizational Learning process.


Emotional Intelligence Organizational Learn Learn Management System Cultural Layer Team Learning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeotechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Alboran Energy ConsultantsDelftThe Netherlands

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