Cultural Intelligence and Expat-Local working relationship

Expats World Cultural Intelligence

In times of ongoing globalization, companies increasingly rely on expatriates’ performance overseas. Even to transfer knowledge, control international operations, or implement global strategies. However, working in a foreign culture sometimes brings up new challenges and difficulties which were not present in the domestic work setting. Some expatriates were very successful in their home countries. But once relocated to a new culture, people-related problems come along with task-related problems. So they have to find ways to deal with local employees effectively, who often have very different mindset and preferred behaviour than themselves. And there comes the role of cultural intelligence (CQ).

What is Cultural Intelligence?

Cultural intelligence (CQ) is a similar concept to other types of intelligence such as IQ and EQ....

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