Now, more than ever…Cultural Intelligence matters.
The world is getting more complex and competitive. With the pressures of globalization and changing demographics, organizations must respond and prepare intelligently.
Weak or underdeveloped cultural skills cost your organization:
- Lost time
- Lost opportunities
- Industry leadership
- Unnecessary strife and conflict
- Dysfunctional teams
- Lost competitiveness
In this competitive world, not giving your organization, teams and key performers the tools to be effective across cultures is gambling that cultural differences do not matter.
Just like the song says: “it’s a small world after all.” However for many, a shrinking world means more complexity and more confusion.
It’s a fact, organizations of all types need to be effective across a growing number of cultures. In short, people need to develop their cultural intelligence.
The good news is that research shows we all have some level of cultural intelligence, it can be measured, and it can be developed.
The key difference between cultural intelligence (CQ) and other approaches is that CQ can be applied in a variety of cultural contexts and goes way beyond memorization of cultural do’s and don’ts. CQ is both a strengths measurement and a proven process for effectiveness in any cultural context.
Strong CQ is essential for anyone working in multicultural situations:
- International businesses and associations
- Governmental agencies
- Non-profits and faith-based organizations
It’s a complex, multicultural world…prepare intelligently.
CQ: The #1 Skill for a Multicultural World