Perception of self and others in culturally diverse teams is crucial to help members navigate better in their professional world. However, studies have demonstrated that self-reports may be distorted by self-protecting motives and response biases. In a large-scale analysis (560 samples and 2800 reviews), we investigated if perception reports are inflated and positively evaluated for self in culturally diverse teams. Moreover, we identified the cultural intelligence (CQ) attributes manifesting the aspects, which an individual takes into consideration when perceiving self and others, and explored whether these attributes were the same in both cases. Furthermore, from the shared experiences of members in culturally diverse teams, we tried to determine whether self-reports and other perception reports can serve as useful predictors in eliminating cultural conflicts.
Published in: International Journal of Intercultural relations, Vol. 88