Adapting to change is key to your cross-cultural success. Any adjustment to change involves stress. There are three main reasons why cross-cultural assignments fail. Some are unable to adapt successfully to the new culture. Some experience dissatisfaction from their spouse. And others experience a variety of family concerns. But you don’t need to be a statistic!
MOSAIC is proud to recommend the CernySmith Assessment Inventory (CSA). Consider taking the CSA as part of your pre-field preparation. The CSA helps to identify these stresses in order to highlight the tools and supports that will help you to succeed. That is why it is called “the world’s best stress test used in over 130 countries worldwide.”
Taking the CSA helps you to identify your strengths and challenges in five major areas of adjustment and stress:
- – Personal awareness
- – Behavioral motivations
- – Relational effectiveness
- – Culture adaptation
- – Organizational success
The CSA is based on the research of two licensed clinical psychologists who studied over 1100 clients in 130 countries. It is a highly reliable picture of your cross-cultural adjustment.
Our clients often take it again about 6 weeks after their arrival in their new culture. MOSAIC coaches walk you through the results. We help you identify your unique strengths and challenges. And we help you build your plan for effective engagement.
You can take a CSA for your specialty: business; nonprofit; diplomat; military; and student. Our CSA-certified coaches are ready to interpret your results with you.