The value of Intercultural Fluency
Intercultural skills are now some of the most highly valued skills amongst employers globally. In a British Council report employers in nine countries ranked intercultural skills, such as demonstrating respect for others and effectively working in diverse teams, even more highly than technical skills in terms of importance to their business.
Increasing volume of such evidence is becoming available worldwide. Research conducted for the Economist shows that a half of executives believe that misunderstandings rooted in cultural differences present the greatest obstacle to productive cross-border collaboration, and state that ineffective communication or collaboration have obstructed major international transactions, inevitably resulting in financial loss. While a survey for The European Chamber of Commerce in China describes ‘cultural differences in management style’ as one of the top three barriers to doing business with Europe.
Intercultural Fluency courses are designed to support a wide range of individuals and organisations. Discover some of the benefits below.