We are interested three questions. Our answers to these questions determine whether collaboration between Americans and Germans succeeds or fails.
The first question is where do we differ – or diverge – in our thinking, therefore acting? Differences in logics, approaches, methods, beliefs.
The second question is what affect – or influence – to do these differences have on our collaboration, on how we work together?
And the third question is how do we minimize the downside of the differences, meaning anticipate and prevent problems, while we maximize their upside, meaning combine the inherent strengths of our approaches?