Cultural Intelligence in Business Management Persuasive Essay by Nicky

A discussion on the role of cultural intelligence in effective management in today's global environment.
# 145382 | 2,329 words | 13 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 07, 2010 in Business (International) , Business (Management) , Economics (Globalization)

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The paper demonstrates how cultural intelligence (CQ) is essential for any manager or professional to continue growing his career, as globalization has become a market dynamic. The paper discusses Hofstede's five cultural dimensions model and shows how it is foundational to the development of organizational strategies. The paper contends that having insights into how cultural variations influence management, and attaining CQ over time, are critical for global collaboration to accomplish organizational objectives. This paper contains figures.

Cultural Intelligence's Influence on Global Management Effectiveness
Global Team Performance and Cultural Intelligence
Hofstede's Contributions to Cultural Intelligence

From the Paper:

"Globalization is accelerating the urgency that individuals from significantly different cultures are facing in their efforts to collaborate with each other to attain common objectives and goals. This urgency to collaborate and attain shared objectives rapidly is exacerbating the need for greater levels of cultural intelligence on the part of managers leading this globally-based projects and programs. Cultural Intelligence is often referred to as a Cultural Quotient (CQ), and is based on empirical measures of a managers' self-perception in four critical dimensions including strategy, knowledge, motivation and behavior (Earley, Mosakowski, 2004). It has been empirically proven that measuring a manager on these four dimensions indicates their ability to correctly interpret unfamiliar and new social and work-based contexts and blend into the social network and more rapidly form productive relationships as a result (Ang, Van Dyne, Koh, 2006)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Soon Ang, Andrew C Inkpen. (2008). Cultural Intelligence and Offshore Outsourcing Success: A Framework of Firm-Level Intercultural Capability. Decision Sciences, 39(3), 337. Retrieved December 19, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1525189081).
  • Soon Ang, Linn Van Dyne, Christine Koh. (2006). Personality Correlates of the Four-Factor Model of Cultural Intelligence. Group & Organization Management, 31(1), 100-123. Retrieved December 18, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 979650241).
  • Kerri Anne Crowne (2008). What leads to cultural intelligence? Business Horizons, 51(5), 391. Retrieved December 20, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1538583981).
  • Earley, P.C. (2002) 'Redefining interactions across cultures and organizations: moving forward with cultural intelligence', in B.M. Staw and R.M. Kramer (eds) Research in Organizational Behavior 24: 271-299, Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
  • P Christopher Earley, Elaine Mosakowski. (2004, October). Cultural Intelligence. Harvard Business Review, 82(10), 139-146. Retrieved December 16, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 701182111).

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