Week Three Lecture Notes

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ENG 220 Z1 SU 09 Lecture Notes Class Business Assignments - I am in the process of posting your grades for your first week’s homework.  Typically, it should not take this long, unfortunately there have been a number of glitches with  posting to the digital dropbox and receiving files in the correct format. I suspect this problem  will be resolved within the next week as students become more familiar with using Blackboard.  With that in mind, you should receive graded homework for Week One and Two this coming  week. I apologize for the delay. Another issue I am noticing with the homework is a number of students answering the wrong  homework questions.  I suspect that some of you may be using the wrong version of the text.  Please be sure that you are using   “Excellence in Business Communication,” the Eighth   Edition . Week Two Assignment Review Apply Your Knowledge –Your response to Question One should have noted that in China,  decision making is shared, so reaching a consensus takes quite a bit of time.  Second, you should  have noted that in order to develop the trust critical to business relationships, you will have to  spend time socializing.  Once you finally reach an agreement, don’t be surprised if your Chinese  colleagues ask you to change the terms at a later date.  Chinese executives view their business  associates as trustworthy partners who can be relied on for special favors.  Because the culture in  China is high-context, Chinese executives put less emphasis on the written word and more on the  long-term trusting relationship. With  Question  Two,  you  should  have   noted   whether  you  are  an  adaptable   person  before  accepting an overseas job with company from your own country.  How well do you get along  with people from different cultures?  Do you enjoy trying new things in an unfamiliar setting?  How will your family adapt to your move?  Are you quick to learn languages?  Are you willing  to spend extra effort, outside of working hours, to make these adjustments?  Is your motivation  strictly material, or are you looking forward to the unique challenges of working in a “foreign”  work environment? Practice Your Knowledge – You should have organized your outline into a few main categories,  group related ideas under those categories, and finally those items should be in logical order.  A  revised suggested outline is in the  Handouts  section of Blackboard for your review. Chapter 5 Writing Business Messages
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2009 for the course ENG 220 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at Central Pennsylvania.

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