M2_A1 Challenges in Team Communications

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Explain the communication challenges unique to groups and teams, especially in cross- cultural situations. When I was in college pursuing my undergraduates program I worked part-time in the fast food industry. Most of my coworkers were of Chamorro ancestry, Asian (Chinese & Philippine) and Tongan. I was the only Samoan and my manager was the only  Caucasian person in our whole branch of the store. Teamwork is a must in our line of  work as the success of the company (store-branch) as a whole is dependent on it.  A major challenge that I was faced with in this particular setting is language  barrier. “ For those of us who are native English-speakers, it is fortunate that English  seems to be the language that people use if they want to reach the widest possible  audience. However, even for native English speakers, cross-cultural communication can  be an issue: Just witness the mutual incomprehension that can sometimes arise between  people from different English-speaking countries” (mindtools.com). Most
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  • Fall '15
  • native English speakers, fast food industry., store Branch, English language comprehension, cross­ cultural situations, company store branch

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