Cultural Intelegence

 

The growing phenomenon of globalization continues to fuel cultural hubs between expatriate, refugee and travelling communities worldwide. In culmination with technological advances in cross-cultural communications - and ever-expanding empires of social networking - businesses near and far must be ready to meet diverse needs and wants of supply and demand: and in doing so, exercise cultural intelligence.

Cultural intelligence, closely linked to emotional intelligence, and their product of cultural competence, is a cognitive tool that can be accessed, shaped and strengthened to better assure your company's success rate in global partnerships, marketing, and product development. Introduction: Cultural intelligence, also known as the 'cultural quotient' or CQ, is a versatile dimension of learning and development that allows us to tap into, recognize, perhaps understand, contribute to and evolve from the many ways of life around us. In a multicultural business environment: CQ can be applied to company culture as well as interactive displays of 'customs, traditions, and beliefs', between clients and colleagues, prospects and partners.

 

Cultivating smart relations with cultural intelligence allows us to sail smoothly toward results we want and can all mutually grow from. From simple greetings to notions of time, and management: work ethic and etiquette - e.g. respect through eye contact and/or appropriate attire - there are endless components or 'culture concepts' that permeate everyday realities: realities of social discourse: business recourse: our life course.

When we are not fully aware or tolerant of the diversity around us: we build up ignorance and become stagnant rather than intelligent and over-flowing. As Salman Rushdie once wrote, 'sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures: at other times, that we fall between two stools.' Applying cultural intelligence to steer our paths through steps of awareness and appreciation for similarities and differences, leads us to high and out 'standing' success.

The growing phenomenon of globalization continues to fuel cultural hubs between expatriate, refugee and travelling communities worldwide. In culmination with technological advances in cross-cultural communications - and ever-expanding empires of social networking - businesses near and far must be ready to meet diverse needs and wants of supply and demand: and in doing so, exercise cultural intelligence.

 

Cultural intelligence, closely linked to emotional intelligence, and their product of cultural competence, is a cognitive tool that can be accessed, shaped and strengthened to better assure your company's success rate in global partnerships, marketing, and product development. Introduction: Cultural intelligence, also known as the 'cultural quotient' or CQ, is a versatile dimension of learning and development that allows us to tap into, recognize, perhaps understand, contribute to and evolve from the many ways of life around us. In a multicultural business environment: CQ can be applied to company culture as well as interactive displays of 'customs, traditions, and beliefs', between clients and colleagues, prospects and partners.

 

Cultivating smart relations with cultural intelligence allows us to sail smoothly toward results we want and can all mutually grow from. From simple greetings to notions of time, and management: work ethic and etiquette - e.g. respect through eye contact and/or appropriate attire - there are endless components or 'culture concepts' that permeate everyday realities: realities of social discourse: business recourse: our life course.

When we are not fully aware or tolerant of the diversity around us: we build up ignorance and become stagnant rather than intelligent and over-flowing. As Salman Rushdie once wrote, 'sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures: at other times, that we fall between two stools.' Applying cultural intelligence to steer our paths through steps of awareness and appreciation for similarities and differences, leads us to high and out 'standing' success.

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