There is now no doubt that diversity is one of the best sources of innovation and significantly improved business outcomes. But it is not automatic. Diversity on its own does not produce better solutions for businesses or the people who work in them. Indeed research demonstrates that diverse teams with low Cultural Intelligence levels perform significantly worse than homogenous teams.
Cultural Intelligence, also known as CQ, is defined as the capability to work and relate effectively with people from different backgrounds. It is a research based way of measuring and improving individual and organisational effectiveness across a number of culturally diverse workplace contexts including:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Adjustment and Wellbeing
- Employee effectiveness
- Leader performance
- Recruitment, Retention, Talent Management
- Quality Decision Making
- Idea sharing
Jennifer Izekor, leading Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Trainer and Facilitator, Leadership Coach and Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, will report on the latest findings on Cultural Intelligence. Jennifer will explore the links between Cultural Intelligence, Innovation, Increased Productivity and Inclusive Workplace Cultures.
8.15 for 8.30 Start
8.30 to 9.30 – Talk and workshop with Jennifer
9.30 to 10.00 Networking