by Rebecca Moore
Originally published: February 27, 2017
Our increasingly globalised world has rendered the business landscape more competitive, dynamic and demanding. The need to be able to effectively function in all cultural contexts is no longer an advantage - it’s the expectation; cultural intelligence is the critical piece of the puzzle for your business.
If your team includes individuals that possess high levels of cultural intelligence, or CQ, then they will be integral when it comes to filling information gaps and being the link in any divides.
In this current time of economic and political uncertainty, mainstream media are playing on the social cracks that are already beginning to appear. If you can amass a team of culturally aware employees, there will be a natural environment of education between peers when it comes to the varying cultures, knowledge transfer between groups that are normally contrasting - It won’t take long before interpersonal connections are formed.