Cross-cultural Communication – Developing Cultural Intelligence

Track: Preconference | P08 |
Monday, April 13, 2015, 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Held in: Parlour IV
Dirk Meyer - Adobe 
Sachiko Moriguchi - RWS Moravia
Host: Morgan Gallup Zhu

This workshop will include interviews with localization industry professionals who will share some of their experiences that improved their cultural intelligence across multiple countries. We will examine five basic cultural scales that have the biggest impact on your cultural intelligence and effectiveness in the workplace: equality/hierarchy, direct/indirect communication, individual/group orientation and risk/caution aversion. Considering these five scales we will look at how cultural intelligence can be developed across organizations and what it means to be culturally intelligent in any country. These interviews will be interspersed with discussions that aim to further explore each participant’s experiences and challenges. And finally we will share activities that will enable attendees to facilitate further discussion with their global teams when they return home.