Cultures have their own logic. The meaning of concepts like ‘leadership’, ‘ownership’, ‘consensus’, ‘decision-making’, ‘efficiency’, ‘priority’ used in international cooperation and communication is not universal. Successful cross-cultural and cross-system collaboration requires a common framework, a common vocabulary, and practical tools.

The Cultural Quantum® Five Step Method developed by Dr. Jeanne Boden is published in Cultural Quantum. A Practical Method for Efficient Cross-Cultural Cooperation.

Five Steps: 1. Awareness (e.g. egalitarian/hierarchic dynamics; individual/group); 2. Context: dealing with systemic differences (political, legal, social, cultural); 3. Cultural Quantum Self Assessment; 4. Defining and negotiating a common framework; 5. Developing strategies, managing mutual expectations.