Cultural_Literacy - Executive Summary Cross-Cultural...

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Executive Summary Cross-Cultural Executive Summary Bob Barrett, Jr. Importance of cultural Literacy and its impact in an organization “Cultural literacy demands more than mere linguistic skills; it demands participation in and knowledge about a shared body of knowledge, a knowledge of the culture of the country” (Hirsch E.D., 1984). In order for us to work to the best of our abilities as a global company we need to promote cultural literacy. Cultural Literacy helps us to communicate better, written, oral and expressive, with a group of people we have no cultural or habitual knowledge of. Culture is not just the eating or talking habits of a person. “Culture is defined as the shared patterns of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs, and affective understanding that are learned through a process of socialization.”(CARLA, n.d.). To communicate effectively you have to understand the cultural differences and the basic communication process for individual and group in terms of context, information flow, language, time and power. “Context is anything that surrounds or accompanies communication and gives meaning to it”
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