Every culture has its own logic. Terms and concepts, such as leadership, ownership, consensus, decision-making, and many others that we use daily in international management and communication practice are far from universal. Successful cross-cultural cooperation requires a common framework. It is not enough to be aware of cultural differences: we need practical tools and guidelines for managing cross-cultural cooperation.
The Cultural Quantum® Five Step Method is developed by Dr. Jeanne Boden and published in Cultural Quantum. A Practical Method for Efficient Cross-Cultural Cooperation.
The Five Steps to take are: 1. Develop Awareness; 2. Assess the context in which you work; 3. Cultural Quantum Assessment (Self -, Team-, Project Assessment); 4. Define and negotiate a common framework; 5. Develop strategies.