How to Communicate Effectively in Cross-Cultural Communications Saundrea M. Grant
Colorado Technical University
Phase 1, Individual Project
April 11, 2011
How to Communicate Effectively in Cross-Cultural Communication Specific Purpose
The objective of this presentation is to provide meaning and reasoning to the purpose and importance of cross-cultural communication (also known as intercultural communication) competency, and to explain the importance for institutions and organizations to not only provide cross cultural education and training effectively, but to also incorporate it into their ethics and corporate responsibility policy and procedures, as it affects and pertains to business relations, community awareness, development, and society, which all have been inundated with technology, making virtual communities, relationships, and communication unlimited in possibilities, and possibly mandatory to reach the individual or organizations objective. Central Idea
The intent here is to emphasize the importance, affects and effects of face-to-face communication (which still ranks number one), technology, the world wide web, and other forms of communication and resources, used in cross cultural communication, and most importantly, the importance of business managers competency and need for planning, and training on the subject of cross cultural communication, and I will also disclose the potential barriers, disadvantages, and advantages of the technologies and resources used to convey messages or share individual and organizational information internationally as well as the communities where you do business. Introduction
The Global Business Community has and continues to play a pivotal role in the social, economical, and cultural development of our country and the world around us. The United States of America is the most diverse country in the world, thus, inclining us to even more so, think out side of the box opposed to traditional forms of communication based on necessity socially as well as economically, and the Super Internet Highway also known as the World Wide Web, has played and continues to play a pivotal role as well, as our world both socially and professionally becomes more and more inundated with technology, especially in communication and sharing information. This makes it important for us to understand, the barriers and advantages of communicating via the internet, and other electronic and wireless forms of communication as it pertains to cross-cultural communication. Developing understanding, training, and educating individuals and organizations on the dynamics of each cultural demographic or diasporas’ they socialize or do business with is vitally important to effective communication, as there are various components to take into consideration such as religion, culture, politics, trade and export agreements and practices, history, and international relations. Last but not least, there is Symantec’s. Understanding word meanings and how they defer and are used diffferently is very important to be appropriate, non-offensive, and to clearly state your objective, intent, and sentiments. Remember, emoticons are typically not used in professional communication, so you have to express yourself using words and emphasis!
Cross Cultural Communication affects us as individual and organizations around the world, rather we realize it or not! It dates back to the beginning of the recordings of civilization. Take slavery for instance. From as far back as the Egyptian and Roman Empire’s, to the African Slave Trade, and as recently as can be seen in human trafficking across our countries, cross cultural communication has played a significant role, regardless of intent. More productively being seen in technology, trade, and export around the world, and our very controversial immigration system. Rather we are talking politics, war, community, religion, economics, business, charity, or even...
References: Yaolung James Hsieh (2011), Cross-cultural communication: East vs. West, in Shaoming Zou, Huifen Fu (ed.) International Marketing (Advances in International Marketing, Volume 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.283-307
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