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The Global Competencies Inventory (GCI)

The Global Competency Inventory is the most comprehensive self-assessment that the Kozai Group has developed.  It was developed to help you assess yourself in sixteen different areas that are related to adapting to people and places that are significantly different from those that you are accustomed to.  This includes differences in perspectives, beliefs, values and practices and can include differences originating in cultures, religions, generations, ethnic groups, and other areas.

The sixteen different competencies are categorized into the following three major groupings:


Perception Management includes several competencies that relate to your ability to learn what you need to know to function in the foreign context.  This relates to the accuracy of information you develop as well as the amount of information you learn.  It comprises the following competencies:  Nonjudgmentalness, Tolerance of Ambiguity, Inquisitiveness, Cosmopolitanism, and Interest Flexibility.


This group of competencies assesses your interest and likelihood of developing and maintaining healthy relationships with those who are different from you.  Building positive relationships with others who share different perspectives, beliefs and values is key to having healthy social and work relationships.  People also become an important source of information to help you learn what you need to know.  Relationship Management comprises these competencies:  Relationship Interest, Interpersonal Engagement, Self-Awareness, Emotional Sensitivity, and Social Flexibility.


The third group of competencies relates to managing the stress that you normally experience when living and working in an environment that is different, and with people who do not share your customs and view points.  These competencies allow you to maintain an even emotional equilibrium.  This, in turn, enables you to effectively utilize your social and mental competencies to learn well and develop the relationships you need to be effective.  These competencies include Optimism, Self-Confidence, Self-Identity, Nonstress Tendency, Emotional Resilience, and Stress Management.

The GCI is available in Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

For an idea of some of the organizations who have used the GCI to help globalize their people, click here.

For all queries regarding accessing the online version of the GCI or for delivery of the paper and pencil version of the GCI, please contact our representative at:

phone: +1-503-297-4622
fax: +1-503-297-4695

If you would like to read about the GCI in more detail, please  contact our representative at the email address above.

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