The probability that a group can successfully adapt to unknown future changes in social environments, changes that include new combinations of diverse people who are expected to collaborate, integrate and innovate.
What is Intercultural Viability?
In a nutshell, what does the Intercultural Viability Indicator (IVI) do?
The IVI is unique in answering two fundamental questions for organizations today:
How relatively well are we doing in creating a climate of respect for diversity?
How can we increase the probability of developing more adaptive and innovative relationships among colleagues that will serve us in the future?
- The IVI uniquely assesses synergistic group potential, not just an average of individual qualities.
- It makes a prediction about future ability, not just a statement about current competence.
- And it directs resources towards developing relationships, not just reducing bias or prejudice.
What you can do with the IVI findings?
Gauge how your organization compares to others in a baseline
Target your development resources most efficiently
Track your organization’s progress in preparing for the future