Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
The Chairwoman of the Board of Directors has selected you to lead the effort to create an international internship program for your organization. You will be leading a cross-cultural virtual team, including the vice president (VP) of human resources and department heads from all areas of the organization from its locations throughout the United States. The team is responsible for developing a 3-month summer program for 50 international interns. The international interns will be selected from university programs in their home countries, will travel to the organization’s U.S. locations, will live and work in the United States, and then may have the potential to be offered a permanent position with the organization.
Using the course resources and the CTU Library, research global organizational culture and respond to the following questions:
- What best practices do you recommend for leading a virtual cross-cultural team?
- How will the organization onboard the interns and introduce them to U.S. culture?
- What are the benefits of the international internship program to the interns and to the organization?
Provide a reference list at the end of your primary task response of up to 3 resources, and include in-text citations for them in APA 7 format.