Questions to ask Consultants

If understanding the influence of cultural differences on cross-border collaboration is a key to success, it might helpful to ask consulting firms three questions:

Countries

You help with cross-border teams. You address differences between country-cultures. Which countries do you address?

Content

Among the countries you address are the United States and Germany. Please send us a few examples of your content about both countries. We would like to know what you will tell our people about cultural differences between, for example, Americans and Germans.

Research

Please explain to us how you arrived at that cultural content. What sources did you draw on? Or is the content the product of your own research? If so, please explain to us, in general terms, how you do the research?

We need to know this not only to judge the accuracy of your content. We need to be sure that you can continue creating accurate content on cultural differences, in order to meet our future needs.

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