This book is a product of our two decades experience, research and application of the Inter-Cultural Intelligence (ICI) framework and methodology. Solely written to help people who operate in globalized and intercultural complex environments to deal with the pains, frustrations, they experience daily in the workplace.
Moving between cultures has always been a challenge and one that humanity has tried to master by providing dos and don’ts lists for cultures foreign to us, teaching us how to hand over business cards in the appropriate fashion or how to shake hands the right way. But this only helps us to survive.
If we’re going to thrive in the global space we need to move beyond the ethno-centric and national-centric stereotyping and come to terms with the intercultural melting pot that surrounds us. We need to learn a language and Meta competencies that support us globally in all cultural contexts regardless of where in the world we’ve just travelled.
Living every single day in the emerging markets reality and experiencing the globalized economy, we realized our Inter-Cultural Intelligence approach is truly at the cutting edge of thinking and is applicable in any geography that deals with intercultural complexity and globalization related issues.
We are excited to finally have the opportunity to share with you what we have learned and how we are convinced that a radical new way of thinking is required if we want to deal with intercultural complexity in a way that allows us to channel the energy it unleashed so that we can use it to our benefit.
In the pages that follow you will discover how ICI can help you to move from surviving to thriving, the first steps that will take you there and the things you need to develop superior Inter-Cultural Intelligence.