Relationships are formed through communication. However, there are instances when communication becomes complex and multifaceted, which is believed to be part of its nature. At some point, there are several instances wherein a simple miscommunication and misunderstanding can heavily bring down a relationship or complicates everything. This does not solely account for communication and its nature alone, as there are also several factors that can hinder effective communication, such as the simple noise. Moreover, the point of the matter is that communication plays a vital part for people from different cultures, personalities or race to get to know each other.
Cross cultural conflict, communication, and communication problems Hogan anticipated challenges and difficulties of working in a culturally diverse group. When there are cultural differences within the same group work, there is more room for clashes and disappointments. Hence, the collective background may not necessarily represent the ideal positive environment for higher productivity. Ting-Toomey & Oetzel explain conflict (as cited in Boyacigiller, Goodman & Phillips) as an undesired atmosphere of irritation, disturbance, annoyance and dissatisfaction caused by disagreement on goals, procedures, standards, results, different values or limited resources, between members of one group from at least two different
Many studies have shown that highly culturally heterogeneous teams are one of the most efficient team-formation, not to mention a higher degree of innovation, as well as broader contact points. However, quite often the leaders or team members are elected or assigned to a team in which it is not possible to change the com-ponent at all or to do so drastically. Thus, adaptation via training could be a good approach to cope with cultural differences when or before conducting business. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that cultural elements should not be kept separated from the team managing routine. By comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences between the approaches of leading international team and a one culture ones, chapter 3 aimed to display the underlying procedures and processes that are occurring inside the dynamics of a
As the workplace is the area of working together in a collaborative environment which is all done through communication and interaction with one another. So, in the case when communication barriers arise then, work line and collaborative processes are impacted to large extent. Communication is the first practical difficulty that is to arise in the face of cultural differences. Work line is also affected by cultural differences because when an individual from different culture does not understand or else misunderstand your message then, off course, work schedule is affected to a certain level. It is, again, important, to note that other forms of communication are also affected such as non-verbal communication such as body language, facial expressions, eye movement and so.
Although some argued that inter-group conflict occurs naturally, there are also other causes that might spark the conflicts between groups. These causes can be taken from different aspects which is economically, institutionally and culturally. All these causes may also lead to prejudice and often would cause discrimination. The Realistic Group Conflict Theory further explains that the goals between different groups and its individuals causes conflicts because every group feels that they have the urge to compete with the other group to obtain the goal. Muzafer Sherif conducted an experiment on this which is remarkably
In reality, teams are made up of diverse people and Wright (2013) said that good teams are made of diverse people with specific needs to be met within the team and when diversity is recognized and utilized appropriately the team’s diversity can become a team strength” (P. 14). Moreover in my opinion, a diverse team attract the opportunity of sharing and learning different ideas and thoughts but if everyone in the team were the same, then there wouldn’t be a variety of ideas and thoughts. Myth 2. Team conflict is unhealthy. It is a myth due to the fact that conflict in a team is noted to produce positive results when the conflict centers on substantive issues and the whole team embraces the team’s primary goals.
Abstract Communicating successfully with people from different cultures can be a real challenge. Cultural differences may lead to tensions, arguments, and even wars between peoples and nations. This paper deals with one of the most common problems in intercultural communication cultural shock, it introduces its concepts and basic traits, causes and symptoms, stages of adjustment and strategies of overcoming culture shock with the aim of improving intercultural communication competence for smoothing intercultural communication. Key words: Cultural shock; Intercultural communication; Stages of adjustment; Intercultural communication competence Wang, M. L. (2015). Culture Shock-One of Common Problems in Intercultural Communication.
and policy wins” (Defilippis & Anderson-Nathe, 110). The biggest cost of both types of activism is that their issues, goals, and focus may push away prospective supporters, because the approach may be too specific (or even too broad), which could cause donors to look somewhere else. This sense of identity found in almost all activist groups (especially minority political groups) can create problems as well as solve problems. All organizations know that identity categories are “Both necessary and dangerous distortions”, because a clear focus of who is considered a part of said identity can alienate as well as mobilize people. Basically, while a minority group needs to establish who they are organizing in order to recruit members, they need to be concerned with the large amount of people they are turning away.
The interaction can be described as more interpersonal than intercultural as a result of the degree of interactant is drawing on personality traits, personal values and experience. When people from different cultural background become close to each other, their interactions typically move along the continuum from more intercultural to more interpersonal, though intercultural elements may always play a role. There is no doubt that no matter for casual or business communication, be sensitive to intercultural communication is always a key to achieve
cultural difference in Non-verbal communication Cross-cultural communication is so difficult in many place of the world because what is thinking in one culture may be unacceptable in another country or any place.When people are involve deeply in a particular activity or in an environment where facial expressions such as eye contact and body gestures are explain to their own experience, they may suffer from disorientation and frustration.Therefore, it is necessary to learn the body language of different cultures. Body language or non-verbal communication is an important part of how people communicate and there are differences from culture to culture. arm and hand gestures,eye contact and touch are a few of the aspects of non-verbal communication