Learn About the GCI Assessment and What It Measures
The Global Competencies Inventory (GCI) assessment survey evaluates global competencies critical for effective interaction with people who are different from yourself and reflects 80 different nationalities. These differences can originate from country culture or from ethnic, generational, religious, and other areas.
GCI measures three main components of intercultural effectiveness:
Furthermore, the culturally responsive assessment provides consultants, organizations, and managers with measures to help them create a baseline of self-awareness about the current levels of cultural competencies of people they are working with. This baseline of self-awareness acts as a platform from which individuals can mutually explore with their consultant and managers – using various methods and means – concrete, pragmatic “next steps” they can take to enhance their global competencies.
Who Should Take The GCI?
Why Global Leaders, Organizations and Consultants Choose the GCI
Organizations realize that without leaders who can operate successfully at an international level, their business may not thrive. They cannot train their leaders to be global leaders unless they first know which areas, or competencies they need to improve.
The GCI is critical for organizations who are preparing expatriates for assignments overseas. These leaders come into contact with different beliefs, values, and customs and need to be able to manage the challenges and stress that naturally comes with such an immersion. The GCI works as a checklist against which a leader’s suitability for intercultural work can be assessed. By identifying an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, the GCI allows leaders to understand the areas that need work so they can improve their global fluency skills and enhance their productivity.
Consultants use the GCI as an additional tool to equip clients for overseas assignments or a global leadership role. The report and tools provided post-assessment, contain in depth actionable data, making it easy to guide your clients through their own personal development plan. Clients will be able to readily identify their global competency strengths and weaknesses and speak knowledgeably about their improvement, helping them prepare or get placed for an overseas assignment.
Benefits of Using the GCI
Make Better Talent Management Decisions for International Work Assignments
The GCI is used to establish baseline information on global managerial talent levels for a group of executives. By identifying the level of global competencies skills each individual has, you can determine if the individual is the right fit for an overseas assignment or if you need to continue your search in the market. Additionally, the results of the GCI can help increase the success rate of deployment and performance. For example, the GCI can assess an individual’s capacity for foreign languages and the ability to remain calm and be resilient in unfamiliar situations or while under extreme pressure.
Enables Leaders to Be Effective in Culture-to-Multiple Simultaneous Cultures
The GCI helps build global leaders who possess not only the culture-to-culture skills of expatriates, but competencies that enable leaders to be effective in culture-to-“multiple simultaneous cultures” scenarios where diverse national, ethnic, religious and professional cultures may be working together.
Identify and Develop the Most Qualified Candidates
Comparing the results of the assessment amongst several candidates enables you to make an accurate and reliable prediction of a global leader´s future success in a position that involves working in a multicultural environment. Through creating and carrying out a customized personal development plan, the individual can work towards building the global leadership skills necessary to increase productivity and enhance performance and employee satisfaction.
A Meaningful Global Capabilities Assessment with Real Impact
The GCI is a proven, individualized personal development structure that enables people to become more successful, inclusive, interculturally and globally proficient. The Kozai Group uses the highest standards available in the social sciences to build and maintain the most accurate and relevant assessments. The validity and reliability of the GCI as a training instrument has been demonstrated in numerous studies.
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Set up your online account in the Kozai Group Assessment Center
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How much does GCI cost?
Corporate accounts can expect pricing in the range of $56.25 to $75 for a single assessment, and between $63.75 and $85 for a pre/post assessment.
Non-profit and educational organizations, on the other hand, will find pricing ranging from $33.75 to $45 for a single assessment, and from $48.75 to $65 for a pre/post assessment.
Please note that volume discounts are available for all types of accounts.
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