Essay on Cultural Intelligence in the Workspace
CQ has been conceptualized as having these 4 components: metacognitive, cognitive, motivational and behavioral dimensions (Earley & Ang, 2003). They each play a different role in allowing people to adapt efficiently in cultural different …show more content…
Despite CQ being a new construct and not many studies have been done on it, the many studies that have been done on CQ have shown that individuals with high CQ are more likely to succeed and yield high results in a workspace. These individuals are also able to adapt in situations with diverse cultures as they have an ability to observe and understand each cultures and they will act accordingly and appropriately to better socialize and fit in. They do not base their actions on stereotypes associated with these cultures.
An individual’s CQ level can act as a measure of their ability to produce better performance at work as compared to those with low CQ competency. Studies have shown that people with high CQ are more successful in international settings and they can work better and effectively with different cultural groups. They can also adjust themselves easily into new