Every culture has its own logic. Terms and concepts, such as leadership, ownership, consensus, decision-making, efficiency, priority, and many more that we use daily in international cooperation and communication practices are far from universal. Successful cross-cultural cooperation requires a common framework. It is not enough to be aware of cultural differences and systemic 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. Awareness; 2. Context: working across systemic differences; 3. Cultural Quantum Self Assessment; 4. Defining and negotiating a common framework; 5. Developing strategies.