The Hidden Talent That Determines Success.
What is CQ? Cultural intelligence (CQ) is the capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. Going beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness, it is important to identify the recurring capabilities of individuals who can successfully and respectfully accomplish their objectives, whatever the cultural context. Awareness is the first step, but it’s not enough. A culturally intelligent individual is not only aware but can also effectively work and relate with people and projects across different cultural contexts. Why is CQ important? For most organisations, the greatest opportunities for growth involve expanding into new markets at home and abroad. Fortune 500 companies expect that their greatest revenue streams over the next decade will come from emerging markets, and top universities are recruiting students from around the world and from groups previously underrepresented on campus. Organisations with culturally intelligent students and staff are more likely to accomplish their mission in today’s multicultural, globalised world. Credit: Cultural Intelligence Center.
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