Cultural agility : building a pipeline of successful global professionals
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2012
xvii, 247 p. : ill., charts ; 25 cm
Succeeding in today's global economy requires organizations to acquire, develop, and retain professionals who can operate effectively around the world, irrespective of country or culture. More than ever before, organizations need a pipeline of professionals who possess cultural agility, the ability to quickly, comfortably, and successfully work in cross-cultural and international environments. As the competition for culturally agile talent grows, meeting this critical human resource challenge requires highly effective, cutting-edge talent management practices. With step-by-step guidance and evidence of effectiveness, this book offers those critical practices—many which can be implemented today.
Includes how-to details for implementing talent management practices to build a pipeline of cultural agile professionals in any organization. ; Features illustrative examples from a wide range of organizations, including the Peace Corps, the US Military, and many Fortune 500 companies. ; Allows access to the Cultural Agility Self-Assessment (CASA), an interactive online assessment.
This book is a must-have resource for human resource professionals and all business leaders who know that the key to their organizations' success in today's complex global economy is their culturally agile human talent. -- From publisher's web site
What is cultural agility - and why is it so crucial today? -- Three cross-cultural competencies affecting culturally agile responses -- Nine cross-cultural competencies affecting success of culturally agile professionals -- Attracting and recruiting for cultural agility -- Assessing and selecting for cultural agility -- Building the foundation for cultural agility with cross-cultural training -- Crafting developmental cross-cultural experiences to increase cultural agility -- Developing cultural agility through international assignments -- Managing and leading to build cultural agility in the workforce
International business enterprises -- Cross-cultural studies