I manage a program office that runs several distinct programs with the same Asian partner company. Each program is managed by different individuals, and the program teams have different members.
One key lesson we've learned in this business alliance is that because of cultural differences, our Asian business partner struggles with brainstorming. My teams have had extensive cultural training through MeridianEaton Global, and the training confirmed our experience that the East Asian ethnic culture does not regard unprepared thoughts or ideas as a positive thing in any situation. This leads me to my question about using the Hotwash technique:
Given the cultural difference within my program teams, do you have any suggestions for how I can get my Asian business partners to participate in the Hotwash technique?