When in Rome, do as the Romans do. As globalization strengthens its grip on the world of business, we continue to meet people from different socio-cultural backgrounds at work. 

In such a situation, cultural fluency is vital to building trust and facilitating collaboration among diverse groups. It enables us to leverage the talent of team members in different regions, ensure harmony at the workplace and increase productivity. Amp up your Cultural Fluency, expand your learning horizon and build powerful relationships across geographies.

Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.

Communication across cultures is one of the key Thrive Skills in a professional’s career. The world is more connected than ever. Organizations have multicultural offices with people from different parts of the world. To navigate this new way of working, it’s important to build Cultural Fluency.

Every professional at some point will engage in business communication across cultures. Communication across culture is what brings people together. Knowledge of different cultural nuances, perspectives and work styles enables professionals to adapt to different work environments. It’s time to broaden the horizon with a Thrive Skill like Cultural Fluency to build relationships that aren’t bound by geographical constraints.

Examples of Cultural Fluence are being sent to a different city or country on an assignment, learning a new language, immersing oneself in a different culture, being open to new ways of working and communicating across cultures.

A professional can develop effective communication across cultures by first having an interest in learning about others. Curiosity, an urge to expand your knowledge and a desire to gain rich experiences can help them build Cultural Fluency and the ability to engage in communication across cultures. 

Other Thrive Skills under COMMUNICATE are Confident Public-Speaking, Being Empathetic, Presentation Flair, Powerful Storytelling and Meaningful Synthesis.

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