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The Need for Cross-Cultural Communication and Respect in Australia - Australia is a country made up of a diverse and multi-cultural population derived from different backgrounds and beliefs. In Australia there are issues of cross-cultural conflict in everyday lives, as well as in working environments. Issues of cross-cultural conflict include communication, cultures, religion and non-verbal behaviours. Without an understanding of conflicts, misunderstandings in the wider community can occur. Language can cause a cross cultural conflict in the workplace among workers as they may not understand what instructions have been given and as a result miscommunication issues arise....   [tags: cross cultural conflict ]
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Cross-Cultural Conflict and Communication Barriers - Introduction In this essay, I will be discussing ways in which cross-cultural conflict may arise, and ways to overcome these communication barriers. Effective communication between people of the same cultural background is complex and challenging at the best of times. Trying to understand and have good, effective communication between people from different cultural backgrounds is even more challenging. When counsellors engage with clients from different culture backgrounds, there can often be misunderstandings that occur through misinterpreting a certain cultural norm that is prevalent in one’s culture but is not in the others....   [tags: effective communication, misunderstanding]
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Cultural Differences in Communication - The term “culture” refers to the complex accumulation of knowledge, folklore, language, rules, rituals, habits, lifestyles, attitudes, beliefs, and customs that link and provide a general identity to a group of people. Cultures take a long time to develop. There are many things that establish identity give meaning to life, define what one becomes, and how one should behave. Distribution and exercise of power shape attitudes towards authority. How people sustain themselves economically, and how they manage to obtain the necessities of life, determines assigned roles of individuals and the relationships among them....   [tags: Cross Cultural Communication]
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Cross Cultural Communication and Negotiations - National Culture of Cyprus Intorduction In this section, we will examine the National Culture of Cyprus and review a number of specific, key areas. Language and its use will be analysed as well as the role religion rlays in a Cypriots life. Family values are another extremeally important factor in a Cypriots life. Educational structure and participation will be presented as will the business culture of Cyprus. Geert Hofstede Model As Cyprus is closely related to greece, I have chosen Greece from the Geert Hofsstede Model to compare and contrast five dimensions of the model with Ireland....   [tags: ireland, cyprus culture, greece]
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Cross Cultural Communication in Indonesia and United States - 1. Introduction There are several definition of diversity depends on the context. In general, diversity concerns to personal or group's socio-demographic behaviour is an essential tool in social life that includes process of passing on and receiving information (Kinge, 2012). Many past studies have tried to distinguish communication with culture, politic, history, and economic studies. Researchers from US began studying communication as social science, while Asian use communication to express their direct experience (Littlejohn and Foss, 2008)....   [tags: diversity, culture, language, paralinguistic]
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Cross-Cultural Management and Communication - Cross-Cultural Management and Communication 1°) Introduction The West Indies Yacht club resort had been created by Joe Kimball who used to come into the north sound of Virgin Gorda and felt in love with this natural beauty. Kimball worked hard so his business could grow as fast as this resort's reputation. Jim Johnson, the 48 years old expatriate general manager originally from U.S was now facing many challenges: first, the resort hired and then failed to retain three expatriate water front directors and three expatriate food and beverage directors....   [tags: Business Management Strategy] 1736 words
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Cross-Cultural Communication - ...   1.2 Advertising Messages: International Management Communication is the process of transferring meanings from sender to receiver. On the surface this appears to be fairly straightforward process. On analysis, however, there are a great many problems in the international arena that can result in the failure to transfer meanings correctly (Luthans & Doh, 2012). Communication – verbal and otherwise – remains an important dimension of international management, and there are different communication styles, how communication is processed and interpreted, and how culture and language influence communication and miscommunication (Luthans & Doh, 2012)....   [tags: international management and relations]
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Cross-Cultural Communication on College Campuses - Time Cultures in the American Campus Introduction: For most of international students, the American campus life is full of challenge because of the cross-cultural adaption process. Once you step into a different culture, you will face the differences from external aspects such as food, dress and customs to the internal ones, such as values and beliefs. And anyone who first comes to the America will notice the Americans¡¯ attitude towards time. Why the Americans never seem to have enough time and always emphasize the time....   [tags: Education College] 1314 words
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Cross Cultural Communication - Culture could be defined as all the ways of life including traditions, religion, language, behaviors, arts and everything that creates identity to a country. In such a globalized world, where in most organizations we have people from all over the world, it is very important to know about cross-cultural management in order to understand people’s behavior and needs in order to avoid problems and have a pleasant and successful workplace. My name is Mariana Martins and I am from Brazil. Below I will talk about two different countries besides Brazil and try to explain how these differences can be crucial when you do not know how to properly understand them....   [tags: International Business Culture] 1351 words
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CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN INDONESIA AND UNITED STATES - On 2007, Volkswagen AG financial performances hit its record sales and earnings, selling more than 6 million car in a year and accumulating approximately €113,808,000 sales revenue (Volkswagen Annual Report, 2008). Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen's Chairman of the Board Management realised that Volkswagen secret of success is thanks to the continuous effort towards new knowledge creation and innovation process. Gurteen (1998) stated that collaboration enabling firms to initiate faster knowledge creation and innovation....   [tags: automobile manufaturing, Volkswagen AG]
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Cross-Cultural Communication - Cross-Cultural Communication Introduction      In business, successful communication is the key to success, and being able to relate to a customer is the best form of communication. This is why cross-cultural communication is so important as the business world continues to globalize itself. Unfortunately, “A lack of awareness about the culturally prescribed rules and norms of communication behaviors can cause public relations projects to fail, or worse, backfire.” (Zaharna, 2001, p.135). My research is focused on the problems associated with cross-cultural communication and how awareness of culture, language, tradition, and business practices can increase the advantages to globalization....   [tags: Business Globalization Culture essays]
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Virtual Teams - Cross – Cultural Virtual Teams. Virtual teams unite individuals from different countries to enable their company to obtain a competitive advantage (Vinaja, R. 2003). Multi-cultural concerns in virtual teams may not always be visible but they definitely do transpire (Vinaja, R. 2003). Current research suggests that virtual team failure is directly related to the difficulties of building trust, dealing with communication barriers and cultural differences (Kimble et.al. 2001) The most important issues facing the leaders of cross-cultural virtual teams: Trust: Trust is harder to establish within a virtual team....   [tags: cross-cultural issues, communication breakdown]
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Cross Cultural Conflict - ‘The more people fail to communicate to each other, the more they develop personal assumptions that could lead to conflict.’ (aipc.com, 16/02/14) There are many issues which may arise in regard to cross-cultural conflict, from both sides of the interaction. It is acknowledged, for instance, that this writer, like everyone else, has his own preconceptions that will influence how he processes data and behave, and which are primarily due to the ‘accident’ of his cultural up-bringing. These ‘prejudices’ may influence the way he works with others, especially if they go unrecognised by him....   [tags: cultural behavior,communication,active listening]
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Cross-Cultural Awareness - Introduction “Cultural Awareness is the foundation of communication and it involves the ability of standing back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions” (Cantatore & Quappe, n.d.). Cross cultural awareness is a vital piece of an organizations success as well as organization failure. The economy today is highly diverse and organizations support a wide range of individuals that derive from a variety of cultures. It is important to respect each individual’s culture, beliefs, and values....   [tags: communication, etiquette, ethics, diversity]
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Human Communication - Throughout the years there have been different ways that humans communicate with each other whether it be from talking, body language, or sign language. But how does this communication affect us as human beings. There are many different types of communication such as Interpersonal Communications, Intrapersonal Communications, and Cross-Cultural Communications. Finding out how people communicate with each other is a key factor in our lives and we need to be able to understand how we can communicate better with ourselves and each other especially when it comes to communicating with people with cultures unlike ours....   [tags: interpersonal, intrapersonal, cross-cultural]
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Understanding Cross-Cultural Relations - Discuss the important issues in understanding cross-cultural relations, with particular emphasis on the requirements of effective leadership. Be sure and relate your discussion to one or more of the theories described in your readings. In order to talk about the issues on any subject you must first understand the subject itself. When referring to anything that has to do with culture and relations, you must first understand what constitutes a relationship. A relationship is defined as “a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings” (Merriam-Webster, 2014) or “a connection, association, or involvement.” (Dictionary.com, 2014) For example, working in a building with a d...   [tags: diversity, non-verbal communication]
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Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication - When communicating, only a small percent of the exchange is verbal. The larger part of the message is made up of body language or movements, known as nonverbal communication. The reason for people using nonverbal communication is to enhance the message they are sending to the receiver. One way nonverbal communication differs is through cultural differences. Cultural differences have a significant impact on nonverbal communication as cultures differ greatly in their nonverbal interpretations and responses....   [tags: Communication ]
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Culture and Cross-Cultural Linkages in American Music - Culture and Cross-Cultural Linkages in American Music I have recently been listening to a lot of Motown music and even jazz. I have never before explored music in the extent that I have done this semester. I always thought of myself as “cultured” but this semester, I’ve begun to realize there are more areas of music that I have not explored than those which I have. And as I explore culture and cross-cultural linkages in our music, I realize how much one generation’s music ‘speaks’ to the next....   [tags: Music Communication Essays] 590 words
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Cross Cultural Virtual Teams - Introduction The evolution of globalization and the advancement of communication technology have increased the amount of cross cultural, virtual teams in existence in today’s business world. Cross cultural, virtual teams can leverage on the diverse experiences of its members to achieve good results even without the members meeting face to face. Having good leadership of any project team is undoubtedly essential for the success of the team. It is thus imperative for virtual, cross cultural teams to be led properly and carefully so that their cultural diversity and virtual presence does not become a source of conflict and eventual failure....   [tags: Management]
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A View on Cross-Cutural Communication - My View on Cross-cultural Communication in Today's World Have you seen the latest Hollywood movie "War of the worlds". Have you visited the Disneyland that is newly opened in Hong Kong. As the world has become smaller day-by-day, the cross-cultural communications are taking place more frequently. However, in spite of the amusements, have you ever considered the gains and loses in this communication. So today I am going to talk about pros and cons of cross-cultural communication in today's world, and how to overcome the defects and make progress in it....   [tags: Sociology] 636 words
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Articles about Cross-cultural Field - ... Article 2 The second study also a cross-cultural survey study on Chinese in America. The most important part of this study is to analysis the communication features that the longer the Chinese stay in United States, the more will adapt to the new American environment(Hsu, 2010). This study was using a cross-sectional method and a mailing survey. In this study, 175 Chinese were studied across from America (Hsu 2010). During this study, all the participants were Chinese, and their last name was randomly selected form a telephone book, after that process, a state was randomly picked and that person with the Chinese last name is selected to the study(Hsu, 2010)....   [tags: quantitative research, japan, chinese] 1060 words
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Comparing Japanese and Americans with a Jewish Background Communication Styles - In contemporary, there is a globalization of society while there are some problems of cross-cultural on communication. This paper examines the use of language from different cultural background in the context of the communication difficulties from cultural difference. By using a situation in which a native Japanese speaker and an American with a Jewish background as an example to demonstrate communication difficulties could arise in their conversational interaction. First of all, there might exist misunderstanding among a native Japanese and an American because of spoken style and sentence formation....   [tags: Communication ] 1459 words
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Cross-Cultural Difference netween the United States and China - Task 4 A.  Cross-cultural differences between United States and China Cross-cultural differences in verbal and non-verbal communication styles The issue of verbal and non-verbal communication styles is an important cross-cultural difference to consider when seeking expansion of business in China, because it can help Company ABC facilitate successful business transactions and outperform its competitors. According to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit with 572 business executives, 79% of the respondents indicated that communication barriers have resulted in low market share in China....   [tags: United States of America, China, Culture]
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Language Choice Patterns of Young Cross-Cultural Couples - SUMMARY Development of transport and communications contributed to intensification of the contacts of all kind among the members of different cultures. Raising numbers of cross-cultural relationships is one of the consequences of this internationalization of life. The communication of cross-cultural couples is important for both scientific and societal reasons. The research on this kind of unions could contribute to the knowledge about the international communication in general as well as it could serve as a basis for a system of counselling for the growing number of this kind of couples....   [tags: Language]
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Cross-Cultural Mediation - Cross-Cultural Mediation Introduction This paper discusses a cross-cultural conflict scenario in which a mediator must apply the appropriate skills to resolve the conflict. In order to resolve these types of conflicts mediators must apply a non-bias approach to the conflict because the mediator must perceive and identify the cultural differences in order to appropriately resolve the conflict. The mediator must facilitate communication, and they must invoke trust with the disputants for successful cross-cultural conflict resolution....   [tags: Sociology]
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American Exceptionalism and Cross-Cultural Communications - ... On the other side, liberals prefer increased government involvement and want America to be seen as being more “ordinary” and in line with the advanced democracies of the world. A second meaning is that America has a mission to fulfill. The mission is the belief that Americans must take action for a higher purpose. General Zinni describes some of these missions as spreading democracy, promoting human rights and free market economies. America is not on a mission of conquest but feels “that the goals are right and good and morally correct.” This cause’s political division in regards to foreign policy with liberals believing that this viewpoint makes it “harder for Americans to understand...   [tags: improving US military effectiveness in USPACOM]
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Cultural Psychology and Cross-Cultural Psychology - ... If they do affect their behaviors, they must figure out why the influences take place. Perhaps there are more smokers in China than in the United States and Chinese teenagers see smoking as a more normal habit. After the researcher explains these findings, they try to spread knowledge of it to others through conferences and articles in journals. In order for the study to be considered significant, the researcher must not only explain the findings, but make predictions about the factors that cause teenagers to be more open and likely to smoke....   [tags: similarities, comparisons, contrasts] 3275 words
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Cross Cultural Misunderstanding in the Workplace - In many workplaces now days friendly touching employees is a common act, but many people for cultural or religious reasons dont welcome this and may find it offensive. Being aware of the cultural differences of the employees and understanding thier retuals can eliminate cross cultural misunderstanding in the workplace, ("Safe Work Australia 2013, para .1). Non verbal communication such as touching discrourages employees even though it is a normal gesture for the employee or supervisor. In this essay i will be looking at the touching issue and ways this can be prevented in the workplace if one is not confortable with it such as , Facial expression, Body gesture, Eye contact and Posture....   [tags: Touching, Handshakes, Non-Verbal] 533 words
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Report on Cross-Cultural Management - ... For studying culture of the diverse workforce, there are two parts to study, the implicit and the explicit culture. The explicit culture includes behavior while the implicit part involves norms and values of individuals (Guang & Trotter, 2012). The explicit culture is already known when workers stay and work in a firm for a length of time, but the most difficult is to understand the implicit culture which is obscured in form of norms and values of the workers. Due to the differences of cultures, workers hold a great potential of variance, variety in terms of their explicit and implicit parts of the culture....   [tags: present-day-organizations concerns]
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Assimilation: The Drawbacks of Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings - The author of the book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures, Anne Fadiman exhibits a story about the collision between two cultures and the way things affected the character’s lives. The main character, Lia, is found grasped in a dilemma within her family’s culture and the American lifestyle. Since a baby, Lia suffered form epileptic seizures, which were viewed as a positive trait for the Hmong community; those people who suffered from seizures were credited to be a twix neeb, in other words, “a person with healing spirit” (Fadiman 21)....   [tags: Culture ]
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Cultural Conflicts in the Workplace - ... A person’s appearance from the way they dress to how they wear their hair may offend. Cross cultural conflict can arise from something as simple as the Australian slang used every day or non-verbal behaviour being misinterpreted or as complicated as cultural prejudice which is when one person feels they are better than another because of their cultural background for example: Nazis feeling superior over Jew’s in WW2 (Land-Weber,1984-2004). There are many ways to solve the cross cultural conflict created in the work place, quickly resolving it is best as the longer the conflict lasts the more it spirals into greater conflict which is harder to resolve....   [tags: mediation, religion, communication]
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Too Much Gossip - ... Girls do not you ever deny it. Behavioral Gossiping Gossiping is a behavior young children adopt from their parents and from seeing other people practice it in front of them; this is because as a child their minds are being enhanced by experience and imitation. According to John Locke’s theory an infants mind is classified as a tabula rasa (Plotnik & Kouyoumdjian, 2013), which basically means that their mind is a blank slate and that they do not know better so their mind is developed through experience, genetics, and imitation....   [tags: cross-cultural, behavioral, society] 1272 words
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Cross Cultural Issues of Ikea's Operation in Different Countires - ... IKEA’s flat packing idea has proven to be successful as transportation space has been reduced and customers are provided with non-assembled furniture. IKEA would need to be familiar with different country cross-cultural differences over the flat pack idea. Although culturally different, Japan and India both do not favour the flat-pack concept. Therefore, IKEA should ensure a financially viable plan is considered when dealing with cultural differences. An example of the flat pack idea is where a customer purchases a wardrobe and the parts are disassembled inside the packaging and are ready for the customer to assemble and put together....   [tags: flat-pack, competition, differentiation] 1621 words
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Intercultural Communication - With the development of economic globalization, intercultural communication has played a big part in international business activities. In order to carry out efficient intercultural communication, people should understand and focus on cultural identity more. Jameson (2007) stated that cultural identity which refers to a person’s status in a group includes six components: vocation, class, geography, philosophy, language, and biology (p.210). This essay will discuss that cultural identity of customers is an important consideration for Haier Group when it develops new product and market, especially when it comes to the class, geography vocation....   [tags: Sociology, Cultural Identity] 912 words
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Cultural Globalization: The Emergence of the Americanized World - ... Cultural globalization is a double-edged sword with both benefits and disadvantages to society. However, its threats to national traditions outweigh the progress it contributes to society. One of the threats to national traditions as a result of globalization is Americanization or spread of American values. The emergence of the Americanized World is in tandem with the growth of globalization. There is a convergence of consumers’ tastes and preferences whereby the American model serves as a blueprint for global culture due to increased interaction and communication globally....   [tags: cultural imperialism, homogenization of cultures] 684 words
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Cross-Cultural Business - The multifarious culture in the world is requiring the business people to understand more and more of other cultures beside their own cultures. Despite the fact, it will not be easy to know deeply other cultures in a brief time. By understand other cultures; it can make people more tolerance and show some respects in doing some businesses with people from different cultures. What’s more, the counterparts with different cultures will feel more comfortable because we can show them some esteem to their cultures....   [tags: Benefits, Language, Formality] 782 words
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Intercultural Communication and Nonverbal Communication - Hall (as cited in Würtz, 2006) defined high context cultures have a preference for Nonverbal communication (p. 55). High context culture website uses implicit information, in which it is important to have related news information and some signs. Nonverbal communication mainly the emphasis on visual effects which are images, animation, links, buttons, music, video, symbols and messages related to particular topics (p. 274). A Nonverbal communication is one in which most of the information is in the physical forms, while very little is in the text....   [tags: visual effects, messages, information]
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Oosthuizen’s Explanation of Proper Communication from Between an Organization and the Consumer - ... Communication is a vital part of any business activity, however in today’s world it signifies one of the biggest challenges for the international manager. Communication is defined by the oxford dictionary as: The imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium. Culture exerts a huge influence on communication, which includes language, medium, and style .An individual’s national cultures plays a role in forming patterns of communication within that culture, for example; in high power distance cultures subordinates are reluctant to ask for clarification from their superiors as they feel they will lose face(Mead and Andrews,2009)....   [tags: understanding, cultural sensitivity, messages] 629 words
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The Elevation of the Cross - ... Various opinions exist regarding Peter Paul Rubens’ initial desire to paint. Contextual references state the artist aspired to resurface the family name after the forbidden affair, while other documents claim Rubens simply desired to put a coin in his pocket. Dislike his previous aversion for the Italian style of painting, Rubens’ unique style, and advancement to Italy diversified his sketches (Edwards 8). Also referred to as The Raising of the Cross, the aspiring artist reflected the Italian technique, “artistic adaption” (The Dictionary of Art 288), and “his emphasis on his central figures reveals his sure grasp of the dramatic, and his technique shows that he painted with great ease....   [tags: Peter Paul Rubens, art, expression]
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Death on the Cross - INTRODUCTION For centuries, the canon narratives of the crucifixion and resurrection have been told through various Medias. The interpretations of these essential scriptures were influenced and shaped by the theological perspectives of the era they were formulated. The rendered expressions functioned as confessions of faith, teaching instruments, sources of devotion, expressions of individual piety and hermeneutical reflections.1 The passion and resurrection narratives are fundamental to Christian faith....   [tags: Mathew's Gospel]
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Bridging The Gap Between Cross - Building effective communication skills and relationships within a single culture is often challenging. Bridging the gap between different cultures makes building communication skills and relationships even more difficult. I will discuss some of the challenges of cross-cultural communication and the pieces necessary to build effective working relationships. Typically, some of the basic assumptions we make when communicating with people from our own culture must be questioned and modified when communicating with people of another culture....   [tags: essays research papers] 631 words
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The Eight Questions' Potential to Help Bridge Cross-Cultural Barriers - ... I think questions like these are a good start for cross-cultural understanding by the American medical community because they are open-ended questions, thus the way the questions are answered will give more information. The answers will be in the patient (or relevant relater)’s own words, which will allow more insight into hir personality, values, and personal perspective. Even an apparently negative response can be helpful, such as the one Anne Fadiman provides, playing the part of the Lees, with regard to how long the sickness will last-- “Why are you asking us those questions....   [tags: ask, patient, relaters, information, treatment] 551 words
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Communication Barriers - A truly successful leader not only has to master the necessary business skills, the technology that makes a business efficient, but the greatest tool for success is the art of communication, so you can share your ideas and they are understood and carried out using every communication tool available. A common denominator among managers that fail in business and life is as a result of failing to overcome barriers to communication, these are often as a result of a lack of proper communication skills, prejudice, lack of information, a loss of touch, cultural and language differences....   [tags: Manager Leader Communication]
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Complexity of Cross-Cultural Management in Shanghai Calling - ... Language is not only a challenge for manager dealing in work, but also a big challenge for their daily life in that country. Jan Selmer (2006) suggested that language is a crucial key element for managers in order to communicate with employees, the language barrier can be made from mutually incomprehensive language. There is a suggestion solution for language challenge which is that having individual translator for expatriate manager. However it is hard when translator could not be with manager everywhere and every time....   [tags: language, shock, ethicalities] 1950 words
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Chinese Culture and Communication: Chinese Culture and Communication - ... One must be able to understand the values, attitudes and belief of another culture to communicate successfully. Though too often stereotypes and prejudice stand in the way of effective communication. As Balsmeier and Heck (1994) state, “people tend to make judgements about others based on observed behaviour”, preventing people learning about the true aspects of a culture (Balsmeier and Heck, 1994). Individuals should be able to go beyond negative stereotypes and generalisations (Tannen, 1984)....   [tags: verbal and nonverbal , prejudices] 1587 words
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Cross Cultural Business Experience In Middle East - 1. Introduction Almost everyone in business these days is working in some type of multi-cultural environment - at the office or with customers & colleagues around the world. Dealing in a multi-cultural environment requires proper understanding of basic etiquette at work, communication processes and behavioral aspects. All communication is cultural. It draws on ways we have learned to speak and give nonverbal messages. We do not always communicate the same way from day to day, since factors like context, individual personality, and mood interact with the variety of cultural influences we have internalized that influence our choices....   [tags: International Business Globalization] 1344 words
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Cultural Differences in Facial Expressiveness - “One cannot not communicate“, (Watzlawick et al. 1967) because every behaviour, even if it is silent and may occur below the level of consciousness, reveals information about oneself. It remains doubtful, though, how far the disclosed information matches the way it got received. Even if non verbal communication is performed advisedly, may the sender always rest assured that his message reached the receiver correctly. In the light of intercultural differences it is highly dubiously. However, according to Charles Darwin (1872/1998), regarding facial expressions it is not: “[...] the same state of mind is expressed throughout the world with remarkable uniformity“ In his work The Expression of...   [tags: expresions, verbal, communication, culture]
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Cultural Competency in Healthcare - Introduction Cultural Competency is fundamentally linked with the principles of social justice and human rights because it provides the nurses with the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills to provide equal care despite one’s cultural background. However, using the principles of social justice and human rights to educate nurses allows them to learn how to negotiate cultural differences. Removing their own cultural filters, and seeing events through the eyes of those who are culturally different accomplish this....   [tags: social justice, human rights]
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The Role of Language in Communication and Culture - ... According to Hofstede (2004), culture is considered as “the software of the mind”. He reveals the effect of human’s experience and his/her social environment on his mentality in general and producing language in particular. Culture as a mental frame affects all principles of human activity including language. In addition, language cannot be established in a vacuum, but for achieving successful communication, every utterance; word, expression or sentence should be compatible with a specific context....   [tags: diversity in cutlural background] 916 words
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The Importance of Marketing Communication in Business - ... For example: “General Motors had a perplexing problem when they introduced the Chevy Nova in South America. Despite their best efforts, they weren't selling many cars. They finally realized that in Spanish, "nova" means "it won't go". Sales improved dramatically after the car was renamed the "Caribe." If we do not inform ourselves in advance what is adequate and what not in a certain culture, we then condemn ourselves to accidental embarrassment in the worst given moment. Having knowledge and tolerating the different cultures is key element if one is planning to do a successful business abroad....   [tags: culture, ethics, competition] 958 words
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Potential Barriers to Intercultural Communication - ... Stereotyping is the perceptions or beliefs that individuals hold about groups or individuals that are based on the previously formed opinions or attitudes. One of the common stereotypes is that all Asians are smart and know kung fu. Prejudice; based on little or no experience, people may tend to possess a negative attitude towards a cultural group. A good example is the attitude that all mentally ill people are prone to violence. Discrimination; these are the overt actions that individuals may take to exclude or avoid other cultural groups (Novinger, 2001)....   [tags: discrimination, body language, meanings] 533 words
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