More and more companies are diverting national boundaries from doing business. Regardless of the organization you are joining, you will probably be dealing with people with different national, religious and ethnic backgrounds. Communication between language and cultural barriers is also a challenge to your skills at home. Without leaving your own country you will probably be in touch with people from different backgrounds working in your company, industry and community.
Communication with people with other cultures can be difficult. At the same time, the ability to promote successful communication between people in different cultures strengthens the success of business and careers. To overcome cultural barriers to effective communication, you must first learn the true meaning of culture. Culture is a common system of symbols, beliefs, attitudes, values, expectations and behavioral norms.
Subcultures are independent groups that exist in a large culture.
Cultures for communication differ in a number of ways:
• Stability: culture conditions can be stable or slow or variable
• Composition: some cultures consist of many different subcultures and generally, the fewer the subculture in the background of the individual, the easier it is to communicate because there is less potential difference: • Acceptance: Cultures behave against outsiders, some openly hostile, some maintain inseparability, others are friendly and cooperate with strangers.
By bridging these differences, you can successfully reach intercultural communication. However, the four elements of culture are very general in nature. They do not say much about how to communicate with people from other cultures. Here are the so-called. Ten Commandments of Intercultural Communication.
I. Be aware of different social values;
II. Be aware of the various status symbols and their presentation;
III. Be aware of decision-making habits: not all people love to make decisions quickly and efficiently;
IV. Be aware of the concepts of time: not every person likes to see money,
V. Be aware of the personal space: people of different cultures have different 'comfortable zones';
VI. Be aware of the cultural context: people from certain cultures (so-called "high-context cultures") rely less on verbal communication and mediate interpretation in the context of nonverbal actions and environmental settings. People like those in low-context cultures, such as the US, rely more on verbal communication and less relate to circumstances and tacit meanings when interpreting the report;
VII. Be aware of body language: learn the fundamental differences as people supplement their words with exercise;
VIII. Be aware of different etiquette rules or habits: a polite one in culture can be immovable in another;
IX. Be aware of legal and ethical behavior;
X. Be aware of language barriers: English is the most widely used language in international business, but it is a mistake to assume that everyone understands it.
Learning from another culture as long as possible will increase the ability to communicate with members. Read about culture books and articles and talk to people who have business relationships with members of the culture. Focus on the history, religion, politics, values and customs of culture. Learn more about subcultures in the country, especially about your business subculture and all the special rules of the protocol
Here are some tips when intercultural communication
• Take Responsibility for Communication
• Refuse Judgments
19659002] • Empathize  • Disable ambiguity
• Look beyond the superficial
• Be patient and persistent
• Learn your own cultural bias
• Be flexible
] • Send clear messages
• Increase cultural sensitivity
• Engage with the individual
• Learn about when to direct
Source by SBOBET