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1 High & Low Context Cultures
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2 Communication can be greatly affected by the context in a culture. What is accepted by one culture might be thought of as rude or unprofessional in another. In this paper we will discuss high and low context cultures and their effects on the communication process. High-context cultures generally have a closer connection within the group over a longer period of time. There is usually less verbally explicit communications from knowing what to think and do from the interactions with each other. A high context culture focuses more on personal face-to-face communications. The relationship between the people can sometimes be more important than the task at hand while they build a trust between them. An example of a high context culture would be the French, Japanese or Chinese cultures (Beer, 2003). Low-context cultures do not usually have as close a connection within the group
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course BUS 101 taught by Professor Noname during the Spring '11 term at Albany State University.

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