Establishing Cultural Intelligence in Organizations


 
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Establishing Cultural Intelligence in Organizations
Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
It all depends on the organizational culture and how an organization communicates this among its employees.
Keep it stupid simple, choose the right people (cultural fit) for your organization. And before they start to work, give them a training in company goals, company structure, communication, collaboration and explain what your global company values truly mean in a cross-functional and cross-cultural manner.
A lot of companies simply don´t work this way, they just focus on getting the job done....Sign up
 

 
Culture and Climate, Strengths and Weaknesses
Patrick Kinane, Management Consultant, United States, Member
I will agree with most of the article but an organization is composed of more than culture. Organizational culture is how things are done, representin...Sign up
 

 
Senior Execs Should Focus on Strengths
Jane Farran, Business Consultant, United States, Member
I agree with Patrick Kinane's point about the fallacy in focusing on weaknesses. A company certainly has to support a manager in developing beyond wea...Sign up
 

 
Establishing Cultural Intelligence in Organizations
Daniel Verheyen
I agree with Marcel Wiedenbrugge that you have to select the right people at first and then introduce them to the company's strategy and core value...Sign up
 

 
First Cognition of a Foreign Culture
reader1
I think to get cognition of a foreign culture first is very important. This does require some rote learning....Sign up
 

 
Socio-cultural Environment in Organizations
D P BABU, Strategy Consultant, India, Member
No doubt that organizations are social systems embedded with social and cultural values. Organization development processes also should include cul...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Intelligence and RESPECT
Manepalli Vinay Babu, Partner, India, Member
Cultural intelligence in any organisation revolves around every individual embracing the core values of the organisation. Values like "down to earth a...Sign up
 

 
Think Global, Act Local
Madan Gopal Agarwal, Business Consultant, India, Member
Successful global organizations have taught the golden rule for success as 'Think global, act local'. This needs to be understood as:
- THINK GLO...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Intelligence Starts with 'Inviting'
Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan, Member
From the 'supple' to the 'soft' through the 'hard' to the 'obnoxious' from the 'palatable (Ed: ~acceptable) ' to the 'unpalatable' - cultural intellig...Sign up
 

 
Building Cultural Intelligence
Moise Mungala Tshimbu, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Member
I do appreciate the content of this article and the wave of comments it raises worldwide.
In my opinion, the starting point consists in getting t...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Intelligence is About Adapting to Differences
Ray Roberts, Management Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Cultural intelligence is an interesting concept only in that it relates to the "degree" of difference between individuals. Every individual in ...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Intelligence in Mergers
Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
To Daniel Verheyen. In mergers often typical (human) issues arise due to the differences in company cultures. However, there are some good examples wh...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Intelligence and the Will to Equate
Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan, Member
Marcel's observation where success 'emerges' because of cultural overlap between 2 organizations in a merger, by extension also demands the will to...Sign up
 

 
Constant Learning Needed
A.J. Heideman, Management Consultant, Netherlands, Member
If we agree on the statement that CQ is largely developed by cognitive means, physical means and motivational means it's evident that a constant le...Sign up
 

 
Merging of Organizational and Societal Habits
C.J. Mlilo, Manager, Member
I think the key lies in a smooth, compatible merging of habits that are common to both the organization and the society or individual, and then...Sign up
 

 
Personal Sub-cultures
Lien Nguyen, Student (MBA), Viet Nam, Member
Though it is vital for anybody doing business internationally to have some level of cultural intelligence, it is a fact that sub-cultures exist in ...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Report
Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
As a suggestion, wouldn't it be interesting if (international) companies would issue a cultural report (next to the standard financial reportin...Sign up
 

 
CQ Deficit, the Difference Between Royal Dutch Shell and Others
felix owolabi, Student (University), United Kingdom, Member
The difference between a multinational company that has stood the test of time and that which has fizzled out or simply struggling with globalization ...Sign up
 

 
Organizations are Melting Pots
Ochora Onek, Student (MBA), Uganda, Member
Reading through the comments, one thing that can be pointed out is that a culture which is identifiable to an organization is in effect a shade of...Sign up
 

 
Establishing Cultural Intelligence in Organisation
Dr.S.K.Baral, Director, India, Member
Successful interaction across cultures requires cultural intelligence. Several aspects of cultural intelligence in organizations include suspen...Sign up
 

 
Cultural versus Organizational Intelligence
Mohamad Nasir Mahmood, Director, Malaysia, Member
Organizational intelligence can be defined as the needs and requirements, the terms and conditions, and the standards and policies that spur an...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Fit in Hiring Phase
Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
There are some wonderful comments here. Let me share one simple example from my own experience. This example shows why cultural fit is such an impo...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Intelligence
Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan, Member
While endorsing brother Baral's views where 'matching personal and organizational attributes' are mentioned, the best attributes would develop ...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Dexterity
Olga Aros, Consultant, United States, Member
All organizations involved in global enterprises need to assess the cultural dexterity (Ed: ~being skilled) of their organization and its emplo...Sign up
 

 
Culture Intelligence is Continuous Learning Process
Paulkalule, Student (University), Member
We must appreciate that cultural intelligence is a constant and continuous learning process in organisations, societies and communities, both l...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Intelligence and Cultural Dexterity are Both Critical
Olga Aros, Consultant, United States, Member
As a point of note, no matter how much cultural intelligence each individual within your organization receives, unless they also possess the ability t...Sign up
 

 
Learning Languages
Gwande, Project Manager, Zimbabwe, Member
One needs to be a good language learner, accommodating and outgoing. With no knowledge of language, acts or writings that are done in a certain...Sign up
 

 
Balancing Act with Language Learning
Wulf-Dieter Krueger, Teacher, Thailand, Member
Yes indeed, that's a very tricky bit, since learning a language in a technical or academic way only does not get you far if you are not culturally int...Sign up
 

 
The Importance of Language
Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
I totally agree about the relationship between language and culture, however, learning a language is very time consuming and can be (very) diff...Sign up
 

 
Learning Languages is Part of CQ
Wulf-Dieter Krueger, Teacher, Thailand, Member
Well, since I speak five languages, but only read 4 and write only 2 and learnt 2 languages informally in situ, i.e. the Netherlands/Belgium and Thail...Sign up
 

 
Balancing the Language Learning Act
Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan, Member
One of the best translations of the Quran in English comes from Muhammad Asad, a European jew by birth who later on went to embrace Islam. Towards the...Sign up
 

 
The Importance of Language
A.J. Heideman, Management Consultant, Netherlands, Member
There are good reasons to learn a foreign language. If you do business it's very comfortable if you speak and/or understand the language of your custo...Sign up
 

 
Importance of Language
Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan, Member
Absolutely, AJH! Our problems tend to emerge - in the global context - when even after having learnt the customer's language and cultural associations...Sign up
 

 
Importance of Language
Wulf-Dieter Krueger, Teacher, Thailand, Member
To Arif Your Rehman
The more languages you learn, and the deeper you get into them, the more this fades out, because you internalise several cult...Sign up
 

 
Importance of Language / Concept of 'face'
Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
The concept of 'face' is very typical for Asia, but actually it exists everywhere. I believe that the basic drivers in human behavior are primarily th...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Intelligence and the Workplace
Mrs. Josephine Idele, Partner, Nigeria, Member
In today's business environment and even outside the business settings, cultural intelligence is here to stay since we must interact with people from ...Sign up
 

 
Reasons for Cultural Change in Organizations
Olga Aros, Consultant, United States, Member
The idea that people will automatically change and embrace other cultures through training only is not realistic.
There are also busine...Sign up
 

 
Dinosaurs
Wulf-Dieter Krueger, Teacher, Thailand, Member
Absolutely right. However, what do you do, if your students embrace change and your native colleagues and superiors don't? Sooner or later the student...Sign up
 

 
Techno-cultural Shared Values
Daniel Newton Obaka
Olga, you seem to be seeing the future as it is unfolding through the ever evolving information technology. The choice that humans have now is to r...Sign up
 

 
Dinosaurs
Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
I think Daniel's observation is a very interesting one and - in my opinion - spot on. Technology in general, but especially communication through the ...Sign up
 

 
Information Technology
Gwande, Project Manager, Zimbabwe, Member
Information technology has revolutionised communication and as long as people have one common language as is the case here we are all using English th...Sign up
 

 
What we Say / How we Act
Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
I agree with Gwande about expectations. What you or I SAY or WRITE does not necessarily mean that we also ACT accordingly. People may say / thi...Sign up
 

 
How to Enhance Cultural Intelligence Within Companies?
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
As many people know, there exist a clear positive relationship between cultural exposure and cultural intelligence. Two factors that will result in hi...Sign up
 

 
Steps to Increase your Personal Cultural Intelligence
Olga Aros, Consultant, United States, Member
1. First comes the will to know your own culture
2. Second, the willingness to explore and accept learning about many cultures.
3. Third ex...Sign up
 

 
 


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