Cultural Intelligence - A new imperative

  • By Anindita on 13 Aug 2015
  • Diversity & Inclusion

This blog is an excerpt from the article of the same title (Cultural Intelligence a new imperative) dated January 5 2015 published in Business Standard.

How do we go beyond the obvious manifestations of culture to understand and appreciate the underlying drivers of employee behaviour?

According to the International Labor Union, 70 per cent of international ventures fail due to cultural differences. It is not surprising that organisations across the globe - conducting businesses across cultural and national boundaries - are looking for talent that is globally competent. A recent research report from the Economist Intelligence Unit finds that 90 per cent of leading executives from 68 countries believe finding effective cross-cultural personnel is a top management challenge. Thus, selection and preparation for cross-cultural assignments require focus.


                                          


This blog is an excerpt from the article of the same title (Cultural Intelligence a new imperative) dated January 5 2015 published in Business Standard. 

To the read the complete article click the following link: http://www.business-standard.com/article/management/cultural-intelligence-a-new-imperative-115010400584_1.html


About the Author

Dr. Anindita Banerjee - Practice Head (Diversity & Inclusion)

Anindita has a master’s in Mathematics as well as business administration. She has over ten years of corporate training and consulting experience. She completed her Ph. D in cross cultural management from BITS Pilani. At Renaissance Anindita leads the Diversity practice. Anindita (a.k.a oni) loves traveling and immersing in different cultures, especially in cuisines.

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