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Cross-Cultural Competence

Identify the definition of cross-cultural competence. Evaluate and identify the challenges that can occur when attempting to instill cultural intelligence into the workforce.

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Cross-cultural competence involves the wide array of knowledge, expertise, skills and attributes that a diverse employee populations brings into the workplace. This has been a particularly important issue in the past several years due to the number of companies that are expanding internationally. As companies expand, they need to employ a greater, more diverse employee population. We now have companies that have managers working in foreign countries, and we also have foreigners working for and ...

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This solution defines and discusses cross-cultural competence. The issues and challenges present when dealing with cross-cultural competence are also discussed, along with strategies that management can use to reduce the challenges identified.