What is Cultural Intelligence (CQ®)?
Cultural intelligence (CQ) is the capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. It goes beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness to highlight a theoretically-based set of capabilities needed to successfully and respectfully accomplish your objectives in culturally diverse settings.
Research on cultural intelligence, which to-date spans 98 countries and over 60,000 individuals, demonstrates those with cultural intelligence have higher success rates in working in multi-cultural environments. Through developing and defining skills in four capabilities, culturally intelligent individuals actively work towards improving their cultural intelligence and it is an ongoing learning experience.