There are six key skills that will help you master cultural agility.
- Self awareness
- Being attuned to your environment and to cultural nuances
- Adapting to cultural differences and ambiguities
- Being authentic
- Acquiring knowledge about other cultures
- Continually assessing how you are developing in each of these areas and are looking for opportunities to grow.
These skills come more naturally to some people than others. It would make sense that those who are more culturally agile are those who have traveled more, or have had more exposure to foreign countries, but that’s not always the case.