I am thrilled that you’ve found your way to CQ Lingo. CQ Lingo’s mission is to help you connect better with others in our globalized work world. Connecting with one another requires willpower, knowledge, understanding, trust, openness, flexibility, strategy, action and the communication skills necessary to deliver it all. This is true on the local level as well as the international level. Within multicultural teams, one common team language is a good start, but to make the most out of the multicultural teams, we also need cultural intelligence. Keeping these two aspects – language and cultural intelligence – as equal focal points makes CQ Lingo unique.
The world is huge and diverse, yet sometimes can feel so small when we make personal connections with places and people far away. The ever increasingly powerful internet is also connecting more and more businesses and with them, more people working on projects together yet apart, 24/7 around the world. This new working world brings incredible advantages but also disadvantages. Much is up to us as individuals as to how we deal with each new scenario and each new team culture constellation. We each have the opportunity to take the position we are in and make the most of it. With the right motivation, knowledge, strategy and actions – the four pillars of cultural intelligence – we can adapt better to the changing scenarios, making our work and connections with our teammates more enjoyable and more productive.
To unite all these differences, one common language is essential to truly communicate and connect with one another. For many, English has become this global language. But just knowing some English often isn’t enough. Knowing which words to use and how to say something the right way to get the desired outcome is important. We can see, even in our own mother tongue, that connecting with people from other local cultures, whether it be a different profession, a different age, a different gender or a different political orientation can be difficult. This is where cultural intelligence connects with language.
CQ Lingo is here to help you make those connections. We have a platform that can connect like-minded learners from around the world. With live classrooms those connections to different people from different cultures can become real. With a library of online materials dedicated to specific topics each week, you can also learn on your own time, whenever it fits your schedule best. With group projects based on real-world scenarios, you can improve and test the skills you’re developing to see how effective they are while working on a multicultural team. This is the place to experiment and improve your communication skills, so that you can bring the best practices over to your own personal multicultural workplace.
Sometimes though, there are pressing challenges that demand quick and direct solutions. That is where our translation service and writing consultation comes in. We’re happy to help you master your specific work challenges as well.
There are thousands of language and communication schools, yet you have found your way to this one, wherever you may be on this planet at this moment. I hope we’ll get to know one another much better in the coming days. Learning and expanding our horizons together.