The Russian Higher School of Economics conducted a survey to find out if cultural training had any impact on a team’s creativity. They took three teams for comparison: two multicultural teams and one monocultural Russian team. All of the teams got the same creative task, but only one of the two multicultural teams had been trained in intercultural intelligence. What do you think the results were in terms of creativity measured?
The highest creative result was delivered by the multicultural team who had had the intercultural training. Ok, that was obvious. But who was the second one? Surprisingly or not, but the second place was taken by the monocultural team. The multicultural team who hadn’t been trained showed the worst results in this competition. Now, why do you think an untrained multicultural team was worse than the other two?
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