Discussion: Cultural Intelligence

Today’s American workforce is made up of people representing diverse cultures. Becoming adept at working with or managing people who come from different cultures is valuable. If your organization does business with divisions or partners in other countries, the skill is highly transferable. Let’s learn about Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and how researchers assess four aspects of CQ. You will want to view recent research and blog posts in the field as well as a short video on CQ:

Livermore, D. (2011, May 18). The cultural intelligence (CQ) difference [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/x2C7Mfft9OY.

Week 1 Discussion Post

A group of researchers created a survey that measures Cultural Intelligence (CQ). Take the CQ Survey and record your scores on this Cultural Intelligence Scale Scoring spreadsheet (which will calculate your scores in each category). To interpret results, check out what the scores mean.

Here is a study of CQ in the Canadian military. The study uses averages rather than sums. Go to the last page of the article and see the averages by first language, gender, and rank to give you an idea of how others score.

  • Provide background about yourself and how you have been exposed to different cultures.
  • Next, share your survey results in a table.
CQ Score (SUM)
CQ: Strategy (Metacognitive)
CQ: Knowledge (Cognitive)
CQ: Motivation
CQ: Behavior
CQ: Total
  • Analyze your scores based on what you’ve learned in the readings.

This post should be 1 or 2 paragraphs in length (at least 100 words). Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite in the body of the post and add a reference list in APA format. NOTE: failure to use research with accompanying citations to support content will result in reduced scoring (no higher than 75%) for all components of the grading rubric.

Week 1 Interactive Response to Classmate
Required Interactive Response to be made during week 1:

  • Select a post from a classmate and discuss classmate and discuss how it compares with your results and exposure to other cultures.

Your reply should be one paragraph in length (or about 50 words) and must be substantive in nature. Do not simply say “I agree” or “That is great.” Specify why and be detailed in your explanation. You may use research in your responses, but it is not required.

In your own words, respond to the discussion and comments of classmates. Grades will be based on effectual, concise, and interactive feedback. The excessive use of quotes will directly impact performance since this indicates a lack of comprehension and shows that you may not have mastered the concepts.

Week 2 Discussion Post

Hofstede and Culture

Take the 29-question Culture Survey and record your scores on the Dorfman and Howell Cultural Dimensions spreadsheet (which will provide your scores in each category and overall percentages).

  • Next, share your survey results in a table.
Percentage
Uncertainty Avoidance
Individualism
Power Distance
Masculinity
  • Analyze your personal preferences compared with how Hofstede categorizes Americans using his Country Comparison. If you spent most of your childhood and teen years in another country, you may compare with that country instead.

This post should be 1 or 2 paragraphs in length (at least 100 words). Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite in the body of the post and add a reference list in APA format. NOTE: failure to use research with accompanying citations to support content will result in reduced scoring (no higher than 75%) for all components of the grading rubric.

Week 2 Interactive Response to Classmates
Required Interactive Response to be made during week 2:

  • Select a post from a classmate and critique the analysis of personal preferences.

Your reply should be one paragraph in length (or about 50 words) and must be substantive in nature. Do not simply say “I agree” or “That is great.” Specify why and be detailed in your explanation. You may use research in your responses, but it is not required.

In your own words, respond to the discussion and comments of classmates. Grades will be based on effectual, concise, and interactive feedback. The excessive use of quotes will directly impact performance, since this indicates a lack of comprehension and shows that you may not have mastered the concepts.

Why a discussion post and replies for each week? Planning and time management are invaluable skills for business professionals who juggle jobs, personal lives, and other endeavors. Coming to terms with balancing priorities in an academic setting is a transferable skill to the workplace. Making optimum decisions about scheduling can help you excel along your career path.

Grading Note:

Trident courses are graded using rubrics, which specify the points available for each component of an assignment. Points are earned based on the level of work submitted. Rubrics for Cases and SLPs are found in the Dropbox for those assignments. When research is required for assignments, citations must be used to give credit to the source. In this course failure to use research with accompanying citations to support content will result in reduced scoring (no higher than 75%) for all components of the grading rubric.

To learn more about supporting your work and formatting citations, see Writing Resources on the Module 1 Background page. Incorrectly formatting a citation is a simple error that can easily be corrected by working with your instructor.

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