The business case for cultural intelligence Whether it’s expanding into emerging markets, avoiding a cultural faux pas that goes viral on Twitter, attracting and retaining the best talent, or increasing profitability and cost-savings, the ability to work and relate effectively across cultures addresses a burgeoning number of organizational concerns. That’s certainly the view of many top executives agree.
Cultural Intelligence You see them at international airports like Heathrow: posters advertising the global bank HSBC that show a grasshopper and the message “USA-Pest. China-Pet. Northern Thailand-Appetizer.” Taxonomists pinned down the scientific definition of the family Acrididae more than two centuries ago. But culture is so powerful it can affect how even a lowly insect is perceived.
Why You Need Cultural Intelligence (And How To Develop It) IQ, EQ now CQ? As globalization has rendered the business environment more complex, dynamic, and competitive, the ability to function effectively in different cultural contexts, called Cultural Intelligence (CQ), has never been more important for organizations. Employees who possess a high level of cultural intelligence play an important role in bridging […]
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Cultural Intelligence: New “Q” on the Block ” CEOWORLD magazine One hundred years ago, the first U.S. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test was created by Psychologist Alfred Binet and Stanford University. In 1990, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) was defined as a scientifically testable “intelligence” by Psychology Professors Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer.
Major toy producers embracing diversity NEW YORK – Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more inclusive products such as dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones.Many of the products breaking down the barriers started with smaller businesses, but big names like Mattel and Hasbro are getting into the game and will be offering lots more options this…
This Is Salesforce’s Marc Benioff’s Strategy for Achieving More Gender and Racial Equality Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has a simple prescription when it comes to bringing about more gender and racial equality in the country: every single person needs to do something–anything, he said while speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing tech diversity conference on Friday.
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Diversity + Cultural Intelligence = Better Solutions
The Role of Teacher Diversity in Reducing Implicit Bias Great article on the need for a diverse workforce but as schools and businesses work to achieve a diverse workforce how is unconscious bias addressed for the existing employees and leadership? CQ helps to address unconscious bias that currently exists as well as develop strategies for culturally responsive encounters. Let WIT show you how.