WITH CULTURAL FLUENCY, YOUR TEAMS WILL ACHIEVE A NEW LEVEL OF SYNERGY
In today’s interconnected world, organizations and individuals regularly face frustration of distance, misunderstanding, inefficiency and even failure in global teams. Culture is often at the root of these problems. Culture3 can help your global teams develop a cultural fluency, allowing them not only to work through these problems, but also to reach a new level of synergy. They understand and respect one another's cultures. We call this cross-cultural, global space Third Culture and we can help you build it with your teams.
CULTURE MADE SIMPLE
Culture is extremely complex and traditional methods of training have either focused on diving right into the thick academic research, which takes days just to get a framework, or they focus on a list of specific cultural interactions and how to behave. We start with a simple gateway concept that allows you and your team to understand the most important issues that create cultural conflict right away. With this, you start down the road to developing a new culture in your team, an intercultural culture that is productive and rewarding. This gateway concept is The Peach and The Coconut.
The Peach & The Coconut
Truth or relationships — what is the essence of your culture?
Peach cultures focus on the individual with priority on truth or the right way. Peaches are easy to get to know, but there is a limit to what they are willing to do for a friend. There are lots of rules that apply to everyone equally. Time follows an agenda, life is compartmentalized and one’s place in society is based on achievement.
Coconut cultures focus on relationships. Loyalty to the group is the priority and the basis for security and trust. One does not get through the outer shell easily, but once inside, life-long friends will go to great lengths for one another. Rules, time & boundaries all bend in the service of relationships.