Intercultural Collaboration by Design introduces a framework for collaborating across cultures and learning to use multicultural perspectives to address pressing global issues.
This handbook helps people work, learn, and teach across cultures. Through the activities highlighted in this book, virtual and intercultural teams will find a practical route for initiating and sustaining productive work across disciplinary and social barriers. Teams can craft a plan to achieve their goals by selecting the activities that best meet their needs and interests. First-person anecdotes from the authors demonstrate how the activities encourage teams to embrace diverse perspectives in order to create innovative solutions.
With over 30 hands-on activities, this book will be of great interest to diverse teams from a variety of disciplines who want to enhance intercultural learning and co-working. Whether in the classroom or workplace, the activities are appropriate for a variety of collaboration contexts, without a need for background in art or design.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"This book is a much needed, practical guide for teams and organizations looking to collaborate across differences. The authors' deep appreciation for diversity helps them deliver a research driven approach that I look forward to integrating into my own practice."
Dr. Tiffany Jana, Founder of the TMI Portfolio of companies and author of Overcoming Bias, Erasing Institutional Bias, The B Corp Handbook, 2nd edition, and Subtle Acts of Exclusion.
"Whether your team is in the workplace or the classroom, Intercultural Collaboration by Design will empower you with design-based practices adapted for multidisciplinary use to build a world where people communicate across boundaries. The book's activities will enhance creativity, intercultural awareness, and team focus."
Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor, Michael Graves College of Kean University
"This is an extraordinary book! I have never seen anything so helpful in overcoming intercultural challenges across members of work teams. It is full of wisdom and helpful exercises. It is creatively written and easy to read."
Jeffrey S. Harrison, University Distinguished Educator, W. David Robbins Chair in Strategic Management, University of Richmond
"I work across industry and academia with geographically and culturally diverse teams, and I can't wait to try the flexible tools and activities in this book. The Six Dimensions framework is already shaping how I think about guiding my students and colleagues through complex projects and team dynamics. The book is thoughtfully organized to give anyone the confidence to create welcoming collaborative environments. As our world becomes more globalized and yet more polarized, these are the skills we need to create a more inclusive and equitable world."
Amy Bickerton, Design Researcher at Dropbox, Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts, Former Senior User Experience Designer at Amazon
"I feel very fortunate to have experienced these methods firsthand as a student-and now, with remote work becoming the new norm, I've been armed with a diverse toolset that will continue to enrich the collaborative thread that connects teams who are spread all over the world."
Jessica Cook, Designer
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