Multicultural Collaboration


Ira Asherman
John W. Bing
Lionel Laroche



Different Approaches to Building Trust

Research indicates that there is a strong correlation between components of trust (such as communication effectiveness, conflict management, and rapport) and productivity.


Trust as a Source of Competitive Advantage

High LQ Culture





Cultural differences play a key role in the creation of trust, since trust is built in different ways, and means different things in different cultures.

"The bird thinks it is an act of kindness to give the fish a lift in the air." ~ Rabindranath Tagore


Cultural Intelligence


East vs. West

Managing Diversity




For instance, in the U.S., trust is "demonstrated performance over time". Here you can gain the trust of your colleagues by "coming through" and delivering on time on your commitments.

"Trust, but verify."
~ Ronald Reagan




In many other parts of the world, including many Arab, Asian and Latin American countries, building relationships is a pre-requisite for professional interactions. Building trust in these countries often involves lengthy discussions on non-professional topics and shared meals in restaurants. Work-related discussions start only once your counterpart has become comfortable with you as a person.


One World, One Way, Many Paths  World Cultures

Wheel of Life


Cross-cultural Communication




Russian proverbs

No one should go to another monastery with one's own charter.






Multicultural Teams

Cultural differences in multicultural teams can create misunderstandings between team members before they have had a chance to establish any credibility with each other. Thus, building trust is a critical step in creation and development of such teams.

As a manager of a multicultural team, you need to recognize that building trust between different people is a complex process, since each culture has its own way of building trust and its own interpretation of what trust is.


Innompic Games  Innompic Games

Planet of Loving Creators

United Nationals

United Innovators

Cross-cultural Unity

1st International Team




Stephen Covey advice quotes

Trust is the glue of life. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.


Abraham Lincoln advice

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Abraham Linkoln

Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

If you really want to understand someone, free yourself from your ego and become the person you want to understand.  >>>

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo    Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon



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