People have long understood that success in today’s globalized economy requires cultural awareness and an ability to adapt to different cultures. Now research indicates that this kind of awareness and capability can be measured and evaluated. It’s quantified as your Cultural Intelligence (CQ). CQ is the capability to function effectively in a variety of national, ethnic, and organizational cultures. It’s similar to IQ and EQ in that it measures a set of capabilities necessary to be successful, both personally and professionally. But CQ is unique because it focuses specifically upon the skills and capabilities needed to succeed internationally and in multicultural domestic contexts.
“In a world where crossing boundaries is routine, CQ becomes a vitally important aptitude and skill.”– Harvard Business Review