The ability to innovate determines the performance and growth of any organizations, however, to drive innovation through cross-functional teams is not easy: different mindset and knowledge can often cause more conflicts than delivery of innovative solutions.
Based on the framework of design thinking, this workshop is designed to enhance the collaboration in the cross-functional teams to drive innovate thinking in an organization. Through a series of activities, the participants will be able to discover synergies and leverage diversity to achieve the goal of co-innovation through cross-functional teams.
Intercultural Competence (CQ) is an underlying characteristic of an individual or team that can be shown to predict effective or superior performance in a job or situation (McClelland, 1973). It is an essential professional skill that “exists in a person that leads to behaviors that meet the job demands within the parameters of the organizational environment (Boyatzis, 1982). It emphasizes the critical professional skill for dealing with ambiguity, stress, frustration, and problem solving in an unfamiliar environment. Therefore, CQ is a critical element of successful interaction and collaboration in the growing diversified workplace.
The workshop is designed for today’s organizations to gain the benefits to the diversified workplace and to achieve the following objectives.