RE: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Outsourcing and Trust
- This piece of the conversation is interesting to me:
>> My interest is more on the personality traits and motivation of theI'm a Brit working in the US who has worked with teams in both those
>> individuals. Is this more prevalent in outsourced vs. co-located
>> teams? What role does culture and personal ethics play for success?
> I find this area interesting as well. My college psychology professor
> had one primary rule "People vary.". Individuals will have differing
> attitudes and reactions. I believe company culture is a large factor.
> I suspect national/ethnic culture is a much smaller factor.
countries as well as Germany, Belarus and India. In my opinion, culled
from my experience, you will definitely find a wide variety of attitudes
and behaviors within a single national/ethnic culture. Nonetheless,
understanding the general outlook that permeates a culture can help with
understanding and cooperation within a team with a diverse make up.
There definitely are differences and personally I found myself much less
frustrated once I better understood this.
For example, I see much greater willingness to be critical of things and
offer suggestions from people I've worked with in Belarus than in India.
This makes certain aspects of agile thinking (retrospectives :-) harder
for some folks from India initially. However, a colleague of mine who
has worked with teams there for longer than me says that with the right
approach it's quite possible to get folks to overcome their reluctance
in this area.
This website has some short but useful profiles of various countries
that I certainly found helpful in understanding this kind of thing:
http://www.worldbusinessculture.com/ (no, not affiliated to them in