Today when many multi-national and global companies appear, it is unlikely to do business without communicating cross culturally. This millennium was viewed as era that global organizations will increasingly focus on the critical value of cross-cultural communication process, efficiency and competence and cost of doing business. Effective cross-cultural communication in global economy provides with tools about how to define a communication strategy, train representatives and conduct business talks in order to achieve success. By understanding how people identify the world, their values and beliefs, we can better understand what they mean and anticipate potential cross-cultural misunderstandings. For better understanding intercultural communication we need to understand what we mean by using the terms ethnocentrism, stereotypes, prejudice, language and non-Verbal
Corporate Social Responsibility usually relates either to political issues or to organizational level concerns and are often embedded in culture. The complexity of operation in a universal society places new and upcoming demands on corporations and their leadership. As the roles and tasks of government have been re-defined and the borders between corporate organization and government become less clear. Literature shows that business leaders are facing a number of challenges in a competitive environment. In the new age of CSR, the needs and demands of all the stakeholders, consumers, employees, national as well as global regulators, watchdogs, NGOs, and activist groups have to be
Intercultural competence enables a person to interact both efficiently and in a way that is acceptable to others when you are working in a group whose members have diverse cultural backgrounds. The group may consist of two or more people including yourself. ‘Cultural’ may represent all manner of features, including the values and beliefs you have grown up with, your national, regional and local customs and, in particular, attitudes and practices that affect the way you work. For the tolerance of ambiguity category my results showed that I am willing to accept the lack of clarity when dealing people of different cultures and cope with it constructively. Being able to adapt the way I work with other people who may be of an unfamiliar cultural background to avoid unnecessary conflicts of expectations and processes is known as behavioural flexibility.
Growing strains and polarization along social, religious and ethnic lines undermine steady, supportable business situations, and can be focused on straightforwardly at organizations. In the meantime, effectively overseeing assorted qualities – among representatives, clients and different partners – is progressively perceived as a basic for business achievement. Organizations likewise have an essential part to play in cultivating intercultural understanding furthermore, dialog, given their part in
(2016), an effective communication can happen when the messages are not distorted by the obstacles such as emotions, silence, selective, perceptions, noise and gender differences where this factors can occur anytime during the communication process. Effective communication can be successful when the process of conveying the message from sender to receiver is clear and concise information. In terms of gender and communication, there are a variety of topics and discussions can be relate. These include differences of men and women in terms of noise in conversations, gender bias, inequality in conversation and how gender affect the communication pattern differently in various ways. The impact of gender covers in every aspect of language, speech, social interactions and behavior.
Culture, as everyone can agree, is a vital part of our lives. It influences our views, values, hopes, dreams, or even our worries and fears. We live in a world full of diverse ethnicity and that is why it is important for us to have a wide perspective and understanding of different cultures. Through culture, people develop a sense of belonging, personal growth and the capacity to empathize and associate with others. According to Cultural Relativism (n.d.), cultural relativism is the view that moral or ethical systems, which vary from culture to culture, are all equally valid and no one system is really “better” than any other.
Because back then there was the saying you want something and you want it now. It also made me realize on how we grew was different and how communication styles are different and always changing just like technology and business practices. One day it seems like you just found the best business plan, but the next day you changing the business plan altogether. After this experience some things that I learned is that you have to have important and successful intercultural communication. You need to be a good listener and take the time to lean about others and their culture because it will be different from your own culture.
Today it is clear that successful and effective contacts with representatives of other cultures is not possible without practical skills in intercultural communication. In this case, it should be noted the role of language in overcoming barriers in communication between representatives of different cultures. Language, perhaps the most important component of culture because much of the culture is normally transmitted orally. It is impossible to understand the subtle nuances and deep meaning of another culture without knowing its language well. Language in the communication process not only performs the function of encoding the transmitted information, but also plays a special role in the process of obtaining new knowledge about the world, processing, storage and transmission of this knowledge.
Communication and its skills plays vital role and holds the key in all spheres of our life. Effective communication considers on the way we use effective words and sentences, and swiftness of deliverance of those words, its intonation and sign language we use. Effective use of proper tools to convey the proper messages at the right time can recover crises and encourage every one of us to work towards success. To have clear crystal understanding, communication refers to the process by which people exchange information, feelings, and meanings through verbal and non-verbal message. We see that it is merely the process of conveying information from one person to another person, but when we think of how we may communicate, then the subject becomes quite intricate.
Effective and efficient communication is vital within any setting of work, or even general day to day life. It enables individuals to contact each other, whether this is through oral, written, computerised or special methods of communication. Communication is ‘passing messages between people or organisations’ (BBC, 2013). As well as messages, it can be used to deliver important information as it is reliable and quick, some communication types quicker than others, for example, email. On the other hand, it is used for general uses such as asking someone how their day has been or having everyday conversations.