“Quadratisch, Praktisch, Gut… Und de dumme Dänen”

Cross-cultural training: Eliminating the barriers hindering intercultural collaboration. Danes think they know the Germans and the Germans think they know the Danes. How does a German group with affiliates in Denmark tackle the prejudice and stereotypes between Danes and Germans? How to eliminate the barriers that damage intercultural collaboration? LIVING INSTITUTE facilitated workshops for the administrative department, the production and the German families working and living in Denmark. Prejudices were tested on the each other and it became clear that the perceptions were not fruitful for the collaboration. The group decided to work on welcoming the differences and harvest the benefits of the differences instead – beneficial for both the collaboration and the bottom line.