Inter-Cultural Intelligence

To navigate an interculturally complex and global world…

Inter-Cultural Intelligence (ICI) is a combination of the insights, competencies, attitudes, and behaviors that enable you to assess intercultural situations accurately, in order to engage effectively with the world around you.

Inter-Cultural Intelligence (ICI) is a combination of the insights, competencies, attitudes, and behaviors that enable you to assess intercultural situations accurately, in order to engage effectively with the world around you.


With ICI, you will strengthen teams, improve performance, enrich your corporate culture, manage stakeholders, and improve communication in multi-cultural environments.

As you develop ICI, you will not only learn the relationships between your culture, your colleagues' culture, company culture, and national culture; you will learn what to do with that information, as well as develop the competencies to think and act appropriately.

ICI consists of a powerful set of methods and tools which allow you to develop great intercultural teams (including distributed teams), equip global leaders, manage intercultural stakeholders, bridge cultural communication gaps, develop global HR practices, globalize the DNA of your organization, and succesfully navigate the corporate and intercultural landscape of mergers and acquisitions.

Culture is an integrated part of a person's perceptions at the deepest level; it influences every interaction we have on a day-to-day basis. In the past, it was difficult to take culture into account in a practical business sense, because pinning down such a wide-ranging influence on specific behaviors was difficult.

The Inter-Cultural Intelligence framework allows you to assess culture at a pragmatic, personal, and organizational level. We can put our finger on the building blocks of culture in a fashion similar to what many psychometric tools have done for the personality side of human behavior! We now can assess the (inter)cultural side of the thinking, the speaking, and the acting of everybody involved – through the ICI framework and methodologies!

In order to examine the building blocks of culture in detail, we developed unique lenses and models of cultural interaction. These lenses and models make it possible to pull an understanding of culture into our practical day-to-day operations, with great and lasting benefit.

KnowledgeWorkx defines corporate culture asthe sum total of the thinking, speaking, and acting of everybody involved in that organization.

We offer deep expertise in ICI, with more than two decades of experience on six continents, to create comprehensive solutions tailored to your specific goals and challenges through a combination of consulting, coaching, and learning & development.

What should I do next?

Choose our Discovery Tool, below left, to get started on your personal ICI journey. If you would like to become an ICI practitioner, please join a Certification Event listed on our events page (Discovery Tool and CMi included). If you want a solution tailored specifically for your organization, please tell us a little about yourself, and we will get back to you...

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The Three Colors of Worldview©
Discovery Tool

Use the Discovery Tool to find out your unique blend of worldviews. Take the 25-question test and receive your personal 16-page report.

Available immediately for $25, or $35 bundled with the ICI eBook.

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The 12 Dimensions of Culture©
Cultural Mapping Inventory

A comprehensive psychometric assessment that maps you on a continuum for each of our 12 Dimensions of Culture, plus a personal report.

Available to groups and individuals by request, discounts available.

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