Silly Baboons, Stubborn Elephants II: Navigating Culture Differences Across R&D groups

  • What is culture and how it works at work.
  • Culture gaps — which common differences exist and how we can navigate through them without crashing.
  • A few all-purpose practical tools that help us resolve conflicts in our day-to-day work with other groups.
  1. Identify the culture gap(s) — is the problem related to one (or more) of the culture gaps we discussed? Maybe it’s not a culture gap at all or there’s another culture gap we need to identify?
  2. Analyze the culture gaps we’ve found and identify which one is causing the current conflict
  3. Resolve the conflict with one of our practical tools: Raise awareness, be explicit, be nice, ask for help and building relationships.

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