Work more effectively in unfamiliar cultures with the International Competency Framework

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International Competencies

Based on current research and the practical experience of people operating internationally, WorldWork has identified 10 key competencies covering 22 different factors, which enable people to become rapidly effective in unfamiliar cultural settings. Learn how to develop these factors and competencies using the International Profiler.

The 22 factors and 10 competencies are:

1.Openness

New Thinking
New Thinking
Welcoming Strangers
Welcoming Strangers
Acceptence
Acceptance


2. Flexibility

Flexible Behaviour
Flexible Behaviour
Flexible Judgement
Flexible Judgement
Learning Languages
Learning Languages


3. Personal Autonomy

Inner Purpose
Inner Purpose
Focus on Goals
Focus on Goals



4. Emotional Strength

Resilience
Resilience
Coping
Coping
Spirit of Adventure
Spirit of Adventure


5. Perceptiveness

Attuned
Attuned
Reflectes Awareness
Reflected awareness


6. Listening orientation

Active Listening
Active Listening


7. Transparency

Clarity of Communication
Clarity of Communication
Exposing Intentions
Exposing Intentions


8. Cultural knowledge

Information Gathering
Information Gathering
Valuing Differences
Valuing Differences


9. Influencing

Rapport
Rapport
Range of Styles
Range of Styles
Sensitivity to Context
Sensitivity to Context


10. Synergy

Creating New Alternatives
Creating New Alternatives