Leveraging Intercultural Competence for Results
Tuesday, June 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Networking from 6:00-6:30 pm.
Intercultural [in-ter-kuhl-cher-uh l]
1. pertaining to or taking place between two or more cultures: intercultural exchanges in music and art.
Google “intercultural” and you’ll get about 19,800,000 results (in .83 seconds!).
Most often, you see the word intercultural paired with awareness, or sensitivity. While being aware and sensitive to similarities and differences are certainly pre-cursors to leveraging differences, they don’t encompass the full mindset and skillset necessary to achieve above-average results and organizational full potential.
There are a variety of assessments, tools, and approaches to measurement and development of individual and organizational intercultural competence. You don’t have to scroll very far down the Google results page (#5) to find a link to the work of Dr. Mitch Hammer, who developed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). https://idiinventory.com/
Michelle Jones is a Sr OD practitioner and coach who has had the great pleasure of living and working abroad in Switzerland.
Having worked more than 10 of her 20+ professional years in medium and large international companies, there has been plenty of opportunity to leverage cultural differences both personally and professionally.
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