Cross Cultural Competence and Intelligence
Creativity and innovation thrive under diversity and cultural competence
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How Does Diversity In The Workplace Benefit An Organisation?
In a multicultural world, it is important for leaders to build diversity in their perspectives and inclusivity in their engagements. The first step is to build a vocabulary to discover how people are different. This is then leveraged to look at how (remove those) differences could be sequenced to achieve more as a team and as an organization.
Cultural intelligence widens possibilities for people
There are two lenses to cultural intelligence:
While technology helps to bridge communication gaps, it does not always make navigation of cultural differences smooth. We help you to understand that differences are important and thereby leverage the differences and create cross cultural awareness. Only when we understand these differences can we achieve greater results in limited time.
How can we help you?
For a greater success of this intervention, we leverage the seminal best-selling book of Philippe Rosinski, especially his trademarked Cultural Orientations Framework assessment.
We work with leaders and their teams to address the fundamentals and foundations of Culture in the context of team effectiveness. This helps them to welcome and appreciate similarities and differences that exist within team members.
While appreciation of the cultural differences helps teams to accept each other, it is important to look beyond to encourage ways in which cultural differences become force multipliers for team performance
The workshop focuses on the cultural perspective in the context of a broader vision. This interactive and experiential workshop gives participants a unique opportunity to learn about new methodologies and application of new tools to sustainably develop leaders and nurture teams.
What can you achieve?
Your leaders, managers, and their teams are now ready to integrate the cross-cultural dimension into their daily leadership practices and principles.
Your teams become aware of their own cross-cultural orientations, learn to identify others’ orientations, and effectively bridge cultural gaps
Your teams learn to Engaging in their Own High-performance and High-fulfilment Journey
Your teams begin to explore attitudes vis-à-vis cultural differences from ethnocentrism to leveraging cultural diversity
Your teams decipher cultural differences and identify new growth opportunities outside one’s cultural comfort zone and through the synthesis of differences, the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF)
How is cross cultural diversity helping your organization become smarter, faster, and better?
I was more aware of the different orientations people have.The Cultural Perspective is about leveraging differences. The Cultural Orientations Framework helped me understand how to effectively work with various clients. I was more aware of the different orientations people have and how to work with them to achieve more.
In a recent customer meeting in Japan, I would have normally stood firm in my needs and expectations from the customer. But as a result of attending the Global Leadership and Coaching workshop, I am observing I am taking the time and space to understand people’s beliefs and expectations behind their positions. This is helping me connect with my customers and they are sensing a more collaborative approach from my side (which previously used to be competitive.