You have been collaborating. It is clear that there are cultural differences. As individual team members identify maximum three differences. These differences have significant influence on the key success factors you identified. Then, for each difference, respond to the following two questions:

1 Difference

What is the difference? Contrast the respective approaches. For example: Americans think and do this, whereas Germans think and do this. And here is how our colleagues in, for example, France work.

2 Influence

How has the difference influenced your collaboration in a negative way? What misunderstandings, therefore problems, have occurred due to the difference?

Finally, interact with your colleagues, in order to identify the topics which the team should address. Go to the exercise Topics.