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Cultural Intelligence is the ability to effectively interact with different cultures and successfully adapt to new cultural situations. Similar to other forms of intelligence, it involves many linked components: self-awareness to recognise our cultural make-up; knowledge about different cultures and the basic tenets of cross-cultural communication; cultural consciousness so we are mindful of different perspectives and the context; and adaptive skills to respond appropriately to different cultural interactions.
Cultural Intelligence is developed and strengthened through awareness, understanding and action which leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment empowers individuals to be more effective and successful in any intercultural experience.
Cultural assumptions enable and constrain how organisations operate. Developing cultural intelligence is essential for effective business management and engagement in today’s globalised world.
To listen to an interview with Tom discussing Cultural Intelligence, click here.