Cultural Intelligence for Success

Developing cultural intelligence is a win-win proposition for individuals and companies. Research shows cultural intelligence stimulates the development of new ideas, products, and services. Nurturing the creativity and innovation potential of a culturally diverse workforce improves client relationships, increases market power, and increases the company return on investment. Fostering cross-cultural competencies increases employees' work-satisfaction and lowers turn-over rate. Finally, the promotion of cultural diversity enhances company image and attractivity!

Consulting

Go beyond conforming with governement requirements and legal regulations to actually reap the benefits of having a diverse workforce.

Let's talk about how to capitalize on  the  existing cultural diversity, and what can be done to create an environment where both parties benefit.

Training

Cultural awareness, cross-cultural sensitivity and knowledge, as well as leadership competencies are crucial skills for cooperating and negotiating successfully in today's global and diverse world.

We offers customized training events as well as a range of standard workshops.

Projects

To onboard and integrate, develop and retain a diverse workforce successfully cultural intelligence is needed. Therefore, all transversal and process HR functions can only benefit from a intercultural review.

Based on thorough needs assessments, we can help  design and deliver customized projects and training.

We help companies

  • attract and integrate culturally diverse talent efficiently
  • boost collaboration/performance of culturally diverse employees
  • communicate and negotiate successfully with international partners
  • cultivate and develop cross-cultural leadership competencies
  • foster creativity and innovation potential of diverse teams
  • improve relocation competencies of international assignees
  • resolve cross-cultural conflicts between team members
  • strengthen and grow business in unfamiliar markets

Training

To prevent cross-cultural misunderstanding and irritations companies need cross-culturally competent leaders and employees. Neglecting to train and manage a diverse workforce can greatly impact the organization's efficiency, performance and profit margin.

Methods

Client focused strategy

Contextual perspective

Multicultural approach

Levels

Self-Awareness and perception

Intercultural competencies

Cross-cultural leadership skills

Cultural knowledge

Audiences

Companies and staff

International assignees and families

Home / Host country teams

Virtual teams

Our Standard Workshops

  • Intercultural communication: How do you communicate?
  • What do assignees need to know before going abroad?
  • The U.S. a familiar and yet so foreign culture
  • Challenges of local and global HR management?
  • International assignment management: Why do expats still have problems abroad?
  • Cross-cultural team building and conflict management

Projects

Cultural intelligence is crucial for business success with companies serving a growingly diverse clientel, and competing in an increasingly globalized world. And the good news: the company's own diverse workforce holds already the answer to this conundrum!

However, as research has shown for diverse teams to work together productively and profitably, specific processes have to be implement and the staff at all levels needs support. To be able to lead diverse teams efficiently and prevent misunderstandings and conflicts, managers need to have intercultural skills. We can help optimize cross-cultural processes and enhance competencies.


Where does your company stand? Take the time to answer the Organizational Culture Questionnaire below.

Take the Organizational Culture Check

If the answer to any of these questions is in the affirmative, your company can greatly profit from developing the workforce's intercultural competencies and enhancing it’s cross-cultural diversity management.

  1. Difficulties working with foreign language speaking staff, clients or business partners?
  2. High percentage of difficult or inefficient international assignments?
  3. Absenteeism rates show a correlation with specific cultural communities?
  4. Inappropriate content circulating within the company
    (e.g. ethnic or racial slurs or jokes)?
  5. ...