Intercultural Readiness

Four Competences for Working Across Cultures

Authors: Brinkmann, U., Weerdenburg, O. van

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Drawing on research from 30,000 individuals and their practical experience as intercultural management consultants, the authors provide insights into the broader landscape of intercultural management through their exploration of 4 competencies: Intercultural Sensitivity, Intercultural Communication, Building Commitment and Managing Uncertainty.   

About the authors

Ursula Brinkmann, Ph.D., and Oscar van Weerdenburg are Managing Directors of the international consulting firm Intercultural Business Improvement. Together they developed the Intercultural Readiness Check, one of the world's leading cultural assessment tools, which is licensed by companies, HR professionals and universities around the world.

Ursula Brinkmann worked with the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen before co-founding Intercultural Business Improvement. She combines her work as intercultural coach and cross-cultural psychologist to ensure that the Intercultural Readiness Check keeps bringing value to clients.

As an intercultural consultant for executive and management intercultural programmes, Oscar van Weerdenburg works with private, corporate and company clients of Intercultural Business Improvement, and with the company's licensees in five continents. He has held over a 1,000 workshops and presentations multinational organisations on successfully managing cultural differences, and is one of the most frequently invited guest speakers on cultural issues at international corporate conferences.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brinkmann, Ursula (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Intercultural Readiness: Translating Talent into Competence

    Brinkmann, Ursula (et al.)

    Pages 9-18

  • Why We Need Intercultural Competences

    Brinkmann, Ursula (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

  • The Four Competences

    Brinkmann, Ursula (et al.)

    Pages 35-63

  • Different Talents, New Abilities

    Brinkmann, Ursula (et al.)

    Pages 64-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intercultural Readiness
Book Subtitle
Four Competences for Working Across Cultures
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34698-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137346988
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34697-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46719-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 220
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