Last year, I took a course on intercultural communications in the workplace and found it really interesting. We did a lot of self-reflection on out cultural values in the class. One tool we used was Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions.
Summary here: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_66.htm
Hofstede outlines five dimensions of culture:
1.) Power / Distance
4.) Uncertainty / Avoidance
5.) Long term orientation
I appreciate tools that help me reflect on my behaviour, and culture. Tools such as these are very helpful when it comes to self-discovery (and improving your communication your multicultural colleagues).