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  • Unit 2-5 Intercultural Ethics
  • What are Ethics? The science of judging human ends and the relationship of means to those ends . . . the art of controlling means so that they will serve specifically human ends.
  • Means The tools or behaviors that one employs to achieve a desired outcome.
  • Ends Those outcomes that one desires to achieve.
  • Means & Ends Collide Ends Good Bad Ethical Behavior Good Bad Means Subjective Ethic Machiavellian Ethic Unethical Behavior
  • Universals for Ethical Intercultural Communication
  • Mutuality We must try our best to locate a common space for interaction with an interaction from another culture.
  • Nonjudgmentalism We must willingly express ourselves openly when the situation is appropriate and to accept other’s expressions.
  • Honesty 1) We should send true information. 2) We should see things as they are, not as we want them to be in our culture (avoid ethnocentrism).
  • Respect We must protect the basic human rights of our intercultural partners.
  • Self-Reflection 1) Motivation: Why are we wanting to interact with this person? 2) Knowledge: What do we know about this culture – avoid violating rules and norms. 3) Attitudes: What are our attitudes about this culture.
  • Reflect on Behaviors 1) Display Respect – show positive regard for others. 2) Interaction Management – Use appropriate methods for initiating, taking turns in, and terminating an interaction within a different culture.
  • Reflect on Behaviors 3) Ambiguity Tolerance – Realize that people are not like you, and just go with the flow. 4) Empathy – Try to understand where your intercultural interaction partner is coming from.
  • Reflect on Behaviors 5) Focus on building relationships with people from other cultures, not just on accomplishing the task. 6) Interaction Posture – The ability to use nonjudgmental and descriptive ways to respond to others’ statements.
  • Self-Reflection Intercultural Communication is definitely a skill based discipline. Realize that it takes time to develop competent intercultural communication skills.
  • Intercultural Competence Conscious Unconscious Competent Incompetent
  • Unconscious Incompetence We just act the way we act – ignorant of the fact of how we look.
  • Conscious Incompetence We realize we are not having success, but don’t know why.
  • Conscious Competence We competently interact with people from different cultures and we know why our interactions are successful.
  • Unconscious Competence We are so ingrained in competence that it just naturally happens; we don’t even think about it.