Mukiibi, Shira Bayigga
Cultural Intelligence Center, LLC
© 2005-2012 Cultural Intelligence Center, LLC
Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is a person's capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity.
PURPOSE OF THE REPORT
The purpose of this CQ Feedback Report is to increase your awareness and understanding of Cultural Intelligence (CQ).
CONTENTS OF THE REPORT
The report includes personal feedback on how you described yourself and how others described themselves. This information will allow you to compare your own responses with those of others who have completed the assessment.
The report concludes with a personal development section that will guide you in preparing and IMPLEMENTING a personal CQ development plan that can help you to build on your CQ strengths and further develop your overall cultural intelligence.
Overall, this information on cultural intelligence should help you to understand how you function in culturally diverse settings and how you can improve these capabilities. This knowledge should help you to enhance your interactions in all aspects of life -- with special relevance to functioning effectively in culturally diverse settings, such as when interacting with people who have different cultural or ethnic backgrounds. Most people find it beneficial to read the report now and then re-read it again -- perhaps in a few days or in a week. This will allow you to think deeply about the feedback and make sense of the information. In addition, you can maximize your self-awareness and the personal benefits of this CQ feedback by CREATING and IMPLEMENTING a personal development plan.
If you have questions about your Cultural Intelligence Feedback Report, please contact Dr. David Livermore at the
(firstname.lastname@example.org). For additional information on cultural intelligence, go to www.culturalq.com or send an email to email@example.com.
© 2005-2012 Cultural Intelligence Center, LLC — Feedback Report for Mukiibi, Shira Bayigga
1. CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE OVERVIEW
The following brief overview of cultural intelligence will help you understand, interpret, and use the customized feedback in this report.
WHAT IS CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE?
Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capability to be effective across a variety of cultural contexts (e.g. national, ethnic, organizational, generational, etc.).
In our own cultures, we usually have an idea of what's going on around us because we have a wealth of information, most of which is subconscious, that helps us make sense of what we experience and observe. When we interact with individuals who have a different cultural background, the same cues may mean something entirely different. For example, a nonverbal behavior like silence might mean dissatisfaction or boredom in one culture and it may be an expression of respect in another. This can be disorienting. Cultural intelligence allows us to function effectively at home and abroad. It's an individual capability that can be measured and enhanced. See Appendix A for more about the empirical basis of CQ.
FOUR DIFFERENT CQ CAPABILITIES
Cultural intelligence includes four capabilities (drive, knowledge, strategy, and action), each of which contributes to your overall CQ
Your level of interest, drive, and confidence to
adapt to multicultural situations.
Your level of understanding about how cultures
are similar and different.
Your level of awareness and ability to plan for
Your level of adaptibility when relating and