The Importance Of Intercultural Communication

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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. First the paper gives a synopsis of the importance of efficient and competent intercultural communication in various career fields; namely education, business, medicine and in counseling. Secondly, the paper presents studies and perspectives that various authors have on intercultural communication. Globalization has made intercultural communication inevitable. Communicating with other cultures characterizes today’s business, classroom, and community. Hence, the art of knowing how to communicate with other cultures should be a workplace skill that is emphasized. Various authors have studied on intercultural communication; however, their studies have diverse perspectives and emphasis. The various views give a balanced approach to intercultural communication. This paper outlines the various facets that authors have on the importance of intercultural communication in the field of education, business, medicine and counseling. In addition, perspectives that various authors have on intercultural communicate are described. The primary purpose of intercultural communication is to increase understanding of culturally mediated communication phenomena. Within this goal, there are three distinct rese... ... middle of paper ... ...re is more research needed on the effect of technology on intercultural communication especially communication via Internet. References Buckley, Thomas B,R.Ph, M.P.H. (2012). Cultural Competency: How to Communicate Effectively Across Cultural Boundaries. Drug Topics, 156(7), 24-33. Linde, V. D. (1997). Intercultural Communication within Multicultural Schools Educational Management Insights. 118(2), 191-205. Ramón, D. K. (2013). Cultural Competency, Adaptation and Intelligence: Non-Governmental Organizations' Role in this Globalization Era. Journal of Social Research & Policy, 4(1), 77-92. Roux, J. L. (2002). Effective Educators are Culturally Competent Communicators. Intercultural Education, 13(1), 37-47 Zaharna, R. S. (2000). Intercultural communication and international public relations: Exploring parallels. Communication Quarterly. 48(1), 85-99.
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