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Intercultural Business Communication
Intercultural Business Communication
Intercultural Business Communication
Intercultural Business Communication
Intercultural Business Communication
Intercultural Business Communication
Intercultural Business Communication
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Intercultural Business Communication
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Intercultural Business Communication
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Intercultural Business Communication

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  • 1. INTERCULTURAL & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION Alua Magzumova > 403
  • 2. Types of Cultural Communication • Cross cultural communication • International communication • Multicultural communication • Intercultural communication
  • 3. What is Intercultural Communication? Intercultural communication refers to the effective communication between people/ workers/ clients of different cultural background. It also includes managing thought patterns and non verbal communication.
  • 4. Examples for Cultural differences In America, people shake hands ,and even hug each other. But in India we just join hands to say namaskar
  • 5. Examples for Cultural differences Italian people often come late to the meetings Swiss people are very accurate with time
  • 6. Two trends of Intercultural Communication Globalization Globalization refers to the reduction and removal of barriers between national borders in order to facilitate the flow of goods, capital, services and labour Multicultural Workforce The phrase "multicultural workforce" refers to the changing age, gender, ethnicity, phys ical ability, and race, of employees across all types and places of work
  • 7. International Business Communication helps to pave the way to GLOBAL IMPORTANCE EVENTS, such events make all over the world citizens united, help us to feel that we are a part of a one.
  • 8. Impact of international communication • Business sector – import/export – spreading products all over the world • Films/ music - Spreading of multiculturalism • Increase in international travel and tourism • Worldwide sporting events (such as FIFA World Cup , ICC world cup and the Olympic Games)
  • 9. DO’S OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION • Avoid Assumptions, jokes which are misunderstood • Use symbols, diagrams and pictures. • Avoid using slang and idioms, choosing words that will convey only the most specific denotative meaning; • Investigate their culture's perception • Take cultural and local differences into account. • Say what you do and do what you say. Make sure that your communication is line with the audience; use understandable language. • Find out what cultural factors
  • 10. DONT’S OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION • Using the same approach worldwide. • Considering traditional knowledge and practices as ‘backward’. • Letting cultural differences become a source of conflict that hinder the process or work. • Fail to ignore culturally-dependent enabling and counteracting forces. • Fail to take language barriers into account.
  • 11. Examples: -North Americans view direct eye contact as a sign of honesty -Asians view direct eye contact as a form of disrespect -The thumbs up sign in America and most of Europe means that something is good, or that you approve. This sign is considered rude in many Asian and Islamic countries. -Raising your hand up means stop in America or England. In some Asian countries this gesture is used when asking for permission to speak.
  • 12. Conclusion Diversity is a challenge as well as an opportunity which can have positive as well as negative influence. Acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing and celebrating the differences among people to create equal employment opportunities.

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