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Culture, Diversity, and Multiculturalism 1 Culture, Diversity, and Multiculturalism Rachel Rich Capella University MBA 6026 Unit 4 Assignment 1 March 18, 2018
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Culture, Diversity, and Multiculturalism 2 Culture, Diversity, and Multiculturalism With the continually expansion of global markets and technology to connect us, it is vital that global leaders understand the differences between their country and the country with which they are dealing. It is a mistake for managers and other global leaders to pretend that business is conducted the same globally, and failure to recognize and embrace diversity and cultural differences represents a substantial hindrance to an organization. To successfully utilize these benefits, management should research the cultures and countries of prospective business relationships to understand their cultural similarities and differences. Successful leaders who embrace their research and understanding of cultural diversity can generate an innovative and empowered workforce. Cultural Intelligence, Multiculturalism, and Diversity Defined Globalization is the goal of most major firms and with that comes the demand for leaders who can bridge the gap between cultures as well as language. Cultural Intelligence Intelligence is typically discussed in terms of intellectual intelligence (IQ) or emotional quotient (EQ), however the increase in globalization has lead to the concept of cultural intelligence (CQ) [For12]. These all measure intelligence differently. IQ measures an individual’s ability to effectively use math and language, EQ is the determining factor for the success of high level organizational leaders, and CQ is used to determine the success of a global leader [For12]. Cultural intelligence highlights the aspects of an interaction particularly associated with culture; which typically does not include the emotional aspects of the interaction (Forsyth, 2015).
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