Global and multi-generational teams are characteristic of the 21st Century workplace. Workers should be comfortable collaborating on team projects with a variety of people from varying socioeconomic, generational, cultural, and national backgrounds. Gaining an understanding of how to work with others from different backgrounds will be a distinct advantage to the 21st Century worker. Advances in technology have resulted in unprecedented expansion in virtual teams composed of members from around the globe. Workers must have some awareness of cultural customs to communicate effectively and create a nurturing and productive team environment.