Alpha-beta Partnership

Subgroup Size

Large Group


1 hour

External Cost



Stringer, D. M., & Cassiday, P. A. (2009). Alpha-Beta partnership. In 52 Activities for improving cross-cultural communication (pp. 11-16). Intercultural Press.  

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. "Articulate how communication patterns change when cultural differences are introduced to a group. 2. Examine how cultural behaviors and communication patterns can impact negotiation between two groups" (Stringer & Cassiday, 2009, p. 11).