The impact of culture differences on project management in the mining sector (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Banamuhere kahambu Esther, Yan Feng Chu
In today’s international industries people find themselves working in cross-border project, therefore the work environment is composed of people from different, the understanding of cultures has become important to create a mutual understanding and also crucial for project success. This research aims to explain how culture differences can impact the working environment in a company, and how cultural differences can impact on a project team and it outcome with focus on Mining Company in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Interview of two project managers and four team member with different nationality were conducted to collect the appropriate information. The empirical findings were analyzed according to the six interviewees and the appropriate literature. The research finds that cultural differences that occur in Mutanda mining company tend to influence communication but does not influence much the project outcome but causes delay on the project. However, when the project team is composed of same nationality or similar culture it usually does not cause delays and a multinational team influence in such a way that employees learn from each other culture.