Reflective Essay: Intercultural Competence In The Workplace

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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…show more content…
The group of teenagers saw the stranger walking and began to seemingly laugh, poking fun at him. The young man, in his early twenties, took offense to the girls laughing as he walked by and he felt much disrespect. He had an intrapersonal conversation with himself, thinking that if he was back home then he would have the disposition to discipline the children. From his thoughts he felt the acts of discipline by non-parental adult to be a justified act. This feeling derived from the customs of his home country because he eluded to being back home and chastising the children and taking them home to their parents. He briefly expounds on how the father of the children would support his actions and decision to discipline the girls because of the customs of his native…show more content…
Being that the professor has extensive credentials relating to multicultural classroom settings, she was very comfortable in communicating with the current program she was teaching. The conflict arose when a student chooses to challenge and be extremely critical of the professor’s curriculum. From that concern the professor decided to give the glum student the choice to attend another class if they were not satisfied with hers. This proposition was a tactical and appropriate way of communication in the professional classroom setting. The professor’s proposal proved to be effective because after that show of concern, the student did not continue to challenge the
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