The complexity of international and intercultural cooperation

International and intercultural cooperation is complex as different, sometimes even incompatible, systems interact and need to be combined.

In many cases multinational companies use a global strategy without being fully aware of the framework in which that global strategy is defined. Clashes between different political, legal, social, and cultural contexts lead to misunderstanding, loss of resources and motivation. In the case of M&A it often leads to loss of valuable talent and expertise.

Quickscan: current state of the art

A first step towards deeper understanding, improvement and optimization of cooperation, and to change enabling sustainability is to map the current situation. A Quickscan assesses your company’s current state of the art and effectiveness in international and intercultural cooperation. This gives an opportunity to define resources and measures that will have the most effective impact on your strategy for efficient internationalization. The Quickscan provides an immediate understanding of the company’s diversity and internationalization strategies. It is an opportunity to understand obstacles and a first step to raising awareness, which is also the first step in our Five Step Method.

Over the past decades Cultural Quantum has conducted one-on-one interviews with executives across countries and industries.