At ICCM, we define culture as the shared values, norms, beliefs, assumptions, and systems of meaning held by members of any social collective. These collectives exist at many levels beyond nation and the nature of these collectives can be:
- Demographic (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender),
- Geographic (e.g., national, regional), or
- Associative (e.g., political, organizational, disciplinary)
Individual cultural identity is multifaceted and composed of many assigned and chosen demographic, geographic, and associative elements that intersect in meaningful ways.
Culture profoundly impacts how collectives behave and how we perceive the world around us, who we identify with, and how we think and act, and thus is a critical consideration in enabling organizational success.
Highlighted current projects:
Johnson & Johnson
ICCM provides cultural advising to the J&J family of companies with the goal of improving the cultural integration of newly acquired organizations.
This project team is dedicated to improving the experiential learning of individuals through the concept of Guided Mindfulness (GM). Specifically, the ultimate goal of the project is to design a tool that leverages Artificial Intelligence to guide clients through the process of preparation and reflection around critical learning events in their professional lives.
The assessment team creates, maintains, and implements assessments for ICCM clients, such as the Cross-Cultural Competence Navigator. Developed assessments are centered around ICCM's lines of effort: culture, teams and collaboration, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
IAAP ARTS Committee
The Advanced Research Training Seminar (ARTS) committee's role is to organize and support the ARTS program on behalf of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). The committee chairs are Rich Griffith (ICCM) and Jeremy Lemoine (IAAP). Members of the committee are 2-3 Florida Tech students. ARTS 2022 is scheduled to take place in July 2022.
The Cross-Cultural Competence Navigator (3C Navigator©) is a validated tool that assesses five success factors that predict an individual’s effectiveness in cross-cultural interactions. The scale is intended for two major uses: 1) as part of an assessment battery designed to select employees with strong cross-cultural competence or a promising capacity to develop such skills, and 2) as a self-diagnostic tool administered prior to cross-cultural competence training in order to highlight individual strengths and needs.
- A study that examines the relationship between cultural profiles and trust in organizations
- Curating a special issue highlighting research concerning cross-cultural performance as a criterion for the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management
- A paper that examines cross-cultural research on trust violations at work