According to Ronald B. Adler and Russell F. Proctor II “competent communication involves achieving one’s goals in a manner that, in most cases, maintains or enhances the relationship in which it occurs” (Adler and Proctor, 22). There are many different ways to be competent in communication. The way someone communicates depends on the personality of the communicator and who they are trying to communicate with. It also greatly depends on the situation in which the communication occurs. For example a “joke that would be ideal would probably be inappropriate at a funeral” (Adler and Proctor, 22). There are many different factors that determine whether someone is communicating competently, and there is a huge range of different behaviors
Abstract Globalization has made intercultural communication inevitable. Communicating with other cultures characterizes today’s business, classroom, and community. Technology especially the internet has increased the probability that whatever is documented online will be read by someone from another culture. Intercultural communication is of importance in any career field, thus the art of knowing how to communicate with other cultures should be a workplace skill that is emphasized. This is a conceptual paper whose purpose is twofold.
The exchange of thoughts, ideas, and concepts are all dependent on effective communication. Having effective communication enables further understanding of messages that are attempting to be conveyed. By assessing and analyzing my own interpersonal communication abilities I have been able to identify a number of areas where I am strong, as well as some areas where I could improve. This paper will detail information regarding my interpersonal communication skills, the development model, how to repair relationships, strategies for improving listening, ways to overcome communication barriers, and finally an evaluation of conflict management strategies.
Ting-Toomey, Stella., & Chung, Leeva C. (2012). Understanding Intercultural Communication. Oxford University Press. 43, 159-160.
I wasn 't quite sure what I was getting into when I first enrolled in Intercultural Communications. I had assumptions as to the goals of the course such as I would be learning about the way cultures interact with each other, learn about communication in general, or I would be learning about the ways we use communication through our culture. I think that I achieve the latter goal, but I also gained knowledge about more then just my culture. I came to realize that there is more to a culture than just language, appearances, and customs, which are aspects of culture that could be seen above the waterline, or they are more noticeable/obvious to someone outside of that culture. There are aspects of culture that are below the waterline, or more
What is one of the most essential processes of everyday life that is used across all cultures, ethnicities, and people groups that ultimately is the key to any relationship? The answer is communication, or more specifically interpersonal communication, whether it is by talking, texting, writing, or any other medium the human interaction between two or more people is essential to surviving day to day life. As competency grows in interpersonal communication people are not only able to survive daily interactions but they become able to thrive in these situations and are able to develop quality relationships with different people or even work efficiently with people they normally would have nothing to do with. In this essay I plan to determine my competency in interpersonal
To elaborate, by mentioning intercultural understanding, I meant that each cultural group has different ways to communicate. For example, Western culture encourages people to be up-front and straight-forward with their communication; contrastly, people who are influenced by Eastern culture might be less outspoken about their ideas and pay a lot of attention to nonverbal language of the people around them. Culture is something that if one have never encountered or exposed to it, he or she would never know. I hope that after this project, besides of the knowledge we gained from the research itselves, all four of us would improve even more on our intercultural and interpersonal communication skills. Because at the end of the day, the knowledge that one have learnt might be forgotten, but all of the skills that one have gained will stay for a very long time.