Step 3 – Apply

In this third and final step you and your colleagues will decide how to improve collaboration. As in Step 2 there are three conversations:

First Conversation

Specific to the selected topic, reflect on the current state of collaboration. This is a conversation with yourself. Recommend how the cultures involved can better collaborate. Share those recommendations with your colleagues from the same-culture. They will do the same with you. And your colleagues from the other-cultures will do the same on their side.

Second Conversation

Reflect on the recommendations submitted by your same-culture colleagues. Then meet as same-culture group. Discuss the submitted recommendations. Decide which of them should be discussed with your colleagues from the other-cultures. Then share those recommendations with them. They will do the same with you.

Third Conversation

Reflect on the recommendations submitted by your colleagues from the other-cultures. Then meet as all-cultures group. Again, the entire team. Discuss the recommendations submitted. Decide which of them should be implemented. Now implement, monitor, and improve.

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