What is Cultural Intelligence by 7C Pros?
Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the knowledge and understanding of unique behaviors, languages, and etiquette of other cultures. CQ measures a person’s ability to function effectively in a multicultural environment. CQ goes beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness, it helps us identify the recurring capabilities of individuals who can successfully and respectfully accomplish their objectives, whatever the cultural context, and be able to apply these strategies into successful action plans for individuals of all backgrounds.
Cultural intelligence is also closely related to emotional intelligence, but it picks up where emotional intelligence ends. Employers use CQ as a way to foster tolerance, create an inclusive environment, and enhance cross-cultural interactions throughout the organization.