The Culturetest: a practical tool based on the Dingemans & Janssen model of cultural differences
George Bernard Shaw once said, "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
We often think that our communication is crystal-clear and obvious. We assume that others share our values and communication styles. However, this is rarely the case.
People are fundamentally different in their assumption on what is "normal" communication and what people should believe in.
This is the main reason why people experience communication problems every day, in personal and professional life, and have no idea where these problems originate. After all, if we all behave normal, there shouldn’t be any problems, right?
The Culturetest is designed to tackle this very problem. By identifying cultural differences in communication styles and values, we help people become aware of how they and others communicate. The Culturetest also provides practical advice on how to adapt to other people’s communication styles.
Since 2019, the Culturetest has aided professionals, teams, students and organizations in understanding their unique communication styles and, in turn, understanding how others communicate.