Be ready with the IRC

You will have the chance to work with people from many different cultures and travel the world – be ready to enjoy the cultural interactions and to make the most of them.

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Be ready
with the IRC

You will have the chance to work with people from many different cultures and travel the world – be ready to enjoy the cultural interactions and to make the most of them.

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Improve yourself

The Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC) is a powerful internationally recognized tool for improving your intercultural effectiveness.

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Get the right focus

Assessing your competences with the IRC will help you to gain a realistic focus on how you approach intercultural interactions.

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Reach your goals

IRC Action Planning allows you to reach your goals and to be fully effective across cultures.

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Roger D. Lehman, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD
“Even if you are not working in an intercultural context, you will find that the competences described here are essential for executives and teams to turn the challenges of their complex and changing business context into opportunities for innovation.”
Karen Lutz, Vice President Human Resources, Xylem Inc.
“Having the responsibilities to bring together people from different parts of the world I have found the IRC a very helpful tool.”
Misa Namikai, Manager, Global Human Resources Business Development Department JTB MOTIVATIONS, INC.
“The visualization of our competency in cross-cultural business communication is the greatest strength of the IRC. With this assessment I would like to inspire business persons to try various jobs elsewhere in the world as many as possible.”
Sundae Schneider-Bean, Swiss Post
“The IRC may be best likened to a compass, as it sets a clear direction toward development of one’s competences. I am continually amazed by how much can be achieved with the IRC in a one-hour training session.”
Virginia Cutchin, Transition Success
“I have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this certification process. The IBI team is a total pleasure to work with, and I look forward with great anticipation and delight to our continued collaboration.”
Ina Baum, Founder and Principal of Rød&Baum Consultancy
“The IRC is a fantastic tool to show people what exactly we mean with intercultural behavior. It shows where you are right now, and offers many ideas for informed measures and next steps. In our seminars and coaching, we don’t want to work without it anymore!”
Tomas Linhard, Tomas Linhard Management Development Ltd Sweden
“Intercultural competences are must in today’s global business. In my programs, targeting stakeholders within large telecom companies, the IRC is an effective tool to quickly understand the demands on individuals and teams in this area, and how they can develop the competences.”

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