Adopting an Attitude of Curiosity

In two of the collaborative examples we’ve explored thus far—the Neighbors project and the tobacco initiatives—groups from radically different cultures were able to break down stereotypes, see each other as individuals with valid needs, and find and pursue common interests together. If they could get past their enormous cultural differences to collaborate on common goals, we can all learn something from their success. What were the keys to their efforts?
I believe that one of the keys had to do with an attitude. It’s probably an attitude you’ve adopted when you visited another country (or a different part of this country) for the first time. Think about it: the food, rituals, dress, habits, and traditions ...

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