Enhancing scientific research through cultural awareness
Awareness of cultural prejudices A team of scientists from Denmark and the US has been tasked to present results important to the company’s strategy. The team were challenged by the differences in culture and norms. The consequences were lack of coordination and integration of the results as well as insufficient communication between the team members. Their main problem was: – How do we create a shared understanding of being on the same team with the same visions, values and goals? The outcome of the workshop was: – Awareness of when and why we tend to use stereotypes; – A set of rules for interacting in intercultural cooperation. LIVING INSTITUTE facilitated a one-day workshop for both groups with focus on breaking down prejudices and ‘us versus them’.