Intercultural Transformation Services - ITS® - vonGammCom Global Institute for Change

Being culturally unaware causes frictions in collaboration between teams and leads to increased costs. Examples are: Airbus A400M - An international transport airplane for military purposes which was “lost in translation” for years, resulting in a cost explosion and leading to a lack of a suitable transport facility for European armies. uch as the German Bundeswehr for years. still needing to fly 50+ year old Transall machines or renting Russian or American planes, a merger in the cement industry between a Swiss and a French conglomerate which is due to be canceled because of different attitudes in leadership, starting from accounting to management style to employee participation or a new release of an important CPU for server systems, with work split into various countries. By avoiding risk and low levels of collaboration, the processor was 25% slower than anticipated, causing a decline in market share for several years of the high end computing system.


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