INRODUCTION on International Cooperative Strategies
International co-operative strategies are referred to the policies where an organization or an entity works with other firms across countries to attain mutual shared gaols. This procedure makes sure that synergy is developed; an excellent value is built for the end users rather than operating alone, exceeding the customer value creation cost, making favourable spot in comparison or relative to the rival firms in the specific sector. In the international co-operative strategies capabilities, core competencies and resources are combined to obtain the common interests in attaining, producing and distributing services or goods. A part of cooperative strategies are formed by strategic alliances and when such alliances take place across borders then can be perfectly known as international co-operative tactic. Here, the present report is inculcating about the case of Queensland Minerals Ltd, which is a joint venture in between Victoria Heavy Industries (VHI) and American Company Amcon for Law Assignment.
The present essay is a reflective essay on my group activity which I performed with other team members. This reflective statement includes my own experience of working with team as well as my contribution towards the team activity. It will consist of the way in which I work with my team members in order to accomplish the tasks. The reflective essay will also consist of learning experience of working with colleagues who belong to different nationalities and cultures. After having an experience and learning of working with such a team the last part of essay consist of the manner in which this experience can be applied in business practice.
Role in team and contribution
I participated in the group discussion and help in its completion by providing proper support and making sure that all members within the team are working together and in coordination with one another in an effective manner. As a team worker in the group, I filled the role of a negotiator by playing an active role and listening to doubts of all members and establishing integration among them. With this function of a role worker I try to be flexible, perceptive and diplomatic. I was also cooperative towards all other members of my team and always tried to be mild and calm.
In order to let activities of my team happen effectively I kept the aspect of team cohesion on the top most priority. I also contributed in order to have proper cohesion within the group by listening to all of them and making them calm so that all activities are carried on in such manner that successful outcomes can be reached at. In addition to this, as a team worker, I also made effective contribution by making interventions so as to turn away potential friction or resistance among team members that can hamper the functioning of the team.
Experience of working with team members of different cultures
The team with which I have worked included members who belong to different cultures and nationalities. The workers were mainly from America and Australia and along with this the group also had members from various nationalities and cultures. Working with such people from varying backgrounds has been overall a unique experience. Having completed the tasks with such a diversified team helped in inspiring of great and innovative ideas for the outcomes. With this, more of creative processes were developed which could be helpful for the entire group as well as the organization also.
Ways in which learning is applied is business practice
The experience of working with colleagues from different national cultures can be applied in the business alliance settings in a successful manner. Having a good knowledge of other people’s cultures, values as well as beliefs can be helpful in making cross cultural negotiations. This will helpful for the business to impellent proper strategies of negotiation and plan accordingly so as to reach at the positive outcomes. Such an experience of working with a cross cultural team can result in making of decisions that are free from any suspicions and misunderstandings.