IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) or Development Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS)
The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) is For Leaders Who Wish to…
- Glean a thorough explanation of how individuals or teams tend to think and feel about cultural differences
- Understand the framework for a common language to converse about growth on the diversity and inclusion continuum
- Increase your capability to connect, communicate and build more authentic relationships across differences
Background Information on the DMIS:
The DMIS was created by Dr. Milton Bennett, and it is based upon years of extensive research and direct observation. DMIS provides a structure for understanding how people experience cultural differences.
Dr. Bennett outlines six stages of perspectives on how a person sees, thinks about and interprets events, interchanges conversations from an intercultural – difference perspective. In essence, it provides insight on how a person’s own cultural patterns both enhance and limit their experience of cultural differences.
DMIS theory says that cultural sensitivity and cultural differences represent a potential obstacle or benefit in developing relationships and communicating effective with other people.
This tool provides a multi-pronged approach to helping a leader learn how to unleash talent across differences in an effort to raise productivity, employee engagement and overall team and organization performance.