Article Details

Article Details

Culture at work: the value of intercultural skills in the workplace

Author: British Council
Publisher: British Council
Date of Publication: 2013

Key messages on language skills:

The research shows that there is real business value in employing staff who have the ability to work effectively with individuals and organisations from cultural backgrounds different from their own. In particular, employers highlight the following as important intercultural skills:

  • the ability to understand different cultural contexts and viewpoints
  • demonstrating respect for others
  • knowledge of a foreign language.


Posted in: UK
University of Strathclyde Education Scotland British Council Scotland The Scottish Government
SCILT - Scotlands National centre for Languages