There are differences between cultures. The differences are in foundational areas. The differences necessarily influence cross-border collaboration.
We explain those cultures, then contrast them. So that colleagues better understand each other. Because understanding is the basis for collaboration.
We explain those cultures. Then contrast them. So that colleagues better understand each other. Because collaboration is the key to the success of global teams.
We explain cultures. Beginning with the USA and Germany. The world’s largest and fourth-largest economies. Because this is the space in which we have been working for more than two decades. We intend to add countries, topics, and languages.
We then contrast cultures. By addressing three questions: Where do we differ in how we think, therefore in how we work? What influence do these differences have on our collaboration? How can we get the differences to work for and not against us?
We focus on foundational topics. Currently there are ten. Such as communication, decision making, leadership, processes. It is in these areas where colleagues need to understand each other at a deeper level. Understanding is the basis for collaboration.
We illustrate how cultures think, therefore how they work. By providing examples. From many areas of society. Examples reveal patterns in behavior. It’s not what we say we do. It’s what we actually and factually do. Actions speak louder than words.