Building awareness of the skills required for working effectively across cultures is a must. It is no longer only about global mobility but also about working in global teams and projects, or managing people at a distance.
IPI helps people identify ways in which they can become more effective when working internationally. It consists of an online questionnaire and personal feedback report, and promotes personal development through self-reflection and peer support in the context of a workshop or training-room environment. It is not only a world-class questionnaire and report, but also a workshop intervention, which helps people to learn about themselves through engaging with others
The tool is based on a competency set that identifies two contrasting approaches to working internationally – ‘Push’ and ‘Pull’ – and the 10 qualities that are connected with these approaches. The online questionnaire takes about 15 minutes to complete, and the resulting report helps participants to reflect on their development needs when transferring their skills into unfamiliar cultural circumstances.
Debrief of the questionnaire and action plan:
Defining the intercultural skills the person has and how to take them to a level of excellence.
Defining the skills the person wants to put more focus on with respect to his/her challenges.
Defining an individual road-map with adapted smart goals and tasks to develop the skills which will help the person to perform better and easier in his/her job.
Getting a clear analysis and self-awareness for the new non-technical intercultural challenges and the most helpful skills.
Enable agile, efficient and serene behaviours in the new work environment.