INTERCULTURAL VIABILITY INDICATOR™

Making Diversity Work for the Future

INTERCULTURAL

Global and domestic diversity has become a major factor in the activities of all organizations, with respectful relations among national, ethnic, racial, gender, and other groups crucial to achieving goals and maintaining competitive edge.

VIABILITY

Complex relationships among groups are continually generating new social conditions, and organizations with the agility to adapt to currently unknown new conditions are more likely to survive and thrive in the future.

INDICATOR

Based on the well-established Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and new research employing quantum measurement, the IVI assesses the quality of an organization’s relationships among individuals and groups regarding intercultural diversity.

What is Intercultural Viability?

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.

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.

Future possibilities are rushing
towards us, and what they
actually become depends on
how we relate to them.

Carlo Rovelli,

physicist and best-selling author in The Order of Time

What you can do with the IVI findings?

Gauge how your organization compares to others in a baseline

IVI findings let you answer the question: “how relatively well are we doing in creating a climate of respect for diversity that will serve us in the future?” The results also let you compare the viability of groups and divisions within your organization.

Target your development resources most efficiently

IVI findings indicate whether to focus more on individual development or on group processes, and they even can tell you in what particular kinds of activities more development work is needed.

Track your organization’s progress in preparing for the future

IVI results are statistically reliable and allow you to assess the effectiveness of developmental interventions with individuals and/or groups.