Anyone who lives and works among other cultures, regardless of your purpose for doing so, will struggle with achieving your organization’s definition of success if the cross-cultural worker doesn’t effectively understand and adapt to that particular culture. According to research by the Cultural Intelligence Center (https://culturalq.com), “90% of leading
Learning a language takes time, intentional dedication, and a routine. For many of us, it’s failing to start a routine that keeps us from learning (and not just languages!). J.R.R. Tolkein had written, “It’s the job that’s never started that takes longest to finish.” If learning a language is important
Talking about cultural differences should not be divisive. We should accept that cultures are different, and that the differences do not make one culture better than the others. Until we believe this and learn to appreciate other cultures, we remain ethnocentric. We continue to think that our way is better.