Global competence implies the ability to interact positively and effectively with anyone in the world. The Global Competence Model™ represents the specific combination of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for global competence. It is based on the definition of Global Competence developed in 2004 as follows:
"Having an open mind while actively seeking to understand cultural norms and expectations of others, and leveraging this gained knowledge to interact, communicate and work effectively in diverse environments."
The Internal Readiness Category encompasses personal traits and attitudes. Dimensions include:
- Risk Taking
- Attentiveness to Diversity
The External Readiness Category encompasses cultural knowledge and interpersonal skills. Dimensions include:
- Global Awareness (overt aspects of culture)
- Historical Perspective (covert aspects of culture)
- Intercultural Capability
- Collaboration Across Cultures
The Global Competence Model™, is a culmination of the comprehensive international research findings that identified the unique compilation of knowledge, attitudes, and people skills that jointly comprise global competence. No single dimension can represent a "global competency" nor is one aptitude more important than another. Therefore, it is the synergy of all eight dimensions that collectively comprise global competence.