Working On Commoncross-Cultural Communication Analysis

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A culture, by definition, is a set of shared beliefs within a society; learning how to interact with people from different cultures is important in order to communicate and work with each other. It helps us become understanding of one another and widens our perspective of what the world has to offer. To be able to cross cultural communicate with others, the first step is to be aware that every culture is complex and has its differences. While traveling to new countries and trying to understand each other, there is a large possibility of miscommunication, which can come in the form of misinterpreting messages or body language; therefore, it is crucial to keep an open mind whilst communicating. There are multitudes of factors in various cultures that play a role in decision making, so being aware of the expectations that are influenced by someone’s culture will help you understand their choices. To include everyone is shaped differently by their background, society, education, financial status, and own unique personalities. Therefore should not be generalized using stereotype that strips them of their individuality. …show more content…

DuPraw’s and Marya Axner’s article “Working on CommonCross-cultural Communication, they pointed out that “[a]n appreciation of patterns of cultural difference can assist us in processing what it means to be different in ways that are respectful of others…”. We usually see different cultures as abnormal or “wrong” because it is not what we’re used to. This quote from the article is telling us that we need to become empathetic to successfully understand others from different backgrounds. When you stop to listen and put yourselves in others’ shoes, you are respecting and understanding their ideas. To fully succeed in cross cultural communications, you need to learn, accept and appreciate the differences each culture has and be considerate of people with diverse developmental

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