1RUNNING HEAD: CULTURAL DIFFERENCESCultural DifferencesCM305-01 Communicating in a Diverse SocietyCheryl DanielsPurdue Global UniversityProfessor Leigh Serrie BergerMay 23, 2020
2Cultural DifferencesCHARACTERSTamika: 53-yr. old African American women, biracial, born and raised in the US, highly educated, office manager, and an effective communicator, Juan: a 46-yr. old Japanese male, born and raised in Japan and migrated to the US after the military highly educated, Project Manager, an effective communicator Marcelo: a 25-yr. old Mexican male, born in Mexico an immigrant, Mail Clerk, ineffective communicatorJu-Long: a 67-yr. old Chinese elderly boastful woman, Receptionist, ineffective communicatorSCENE The team gathered in the conference room where the meeting was scheduled to organize the annual company picnic and are determined to use ethical decision making when working together. The office manager had all the linguistics ready with some ideas already in mind. TAMIKA:I HAVE PUT TOGETHER SOME SUGGESTIONS AND WOULD LIKE YOUR IMPUT.JU-LONG:WHO MADE YOU BOSS? SHOULD’T WE VOTE ON WHO DOES WHAT?MARCELO: I AM NOT DOING ANYTHING, I AM JUST HERE. I DO ENOUGH ALREADY!JUAN:WE ARE HERE FOR ONE PURPOSE, TO PLAN OUR ANNUAL PICNIC. NO TASK IS TOO BIG OR SMALL. IF WE ALL PITCH IN AND HELP, IT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE DEPENDING ON US.TAMIKA:CAN WE GET STARTED? IF YOU LOOK OVER THE INFORMATION I HAVE GATHERED AND MAKE SOME SUGGESTIONS. THE INFORMATION INCLUDES;
3Cultural DifferencesPREVIOUS PICNICS AND I HAVE ADDED SOME NEW VENUES AND FOOD SUGGESTIONS.MARCELO:I DON’T SEE NO MEXICAN FOODS! ARE YOU BIAS? TAMIKA:I ASSURE YOU MARCELO, I AM NOT BIAS. THIS IS THE REASON I NEED YOUR IMPUT. WE WERE ASSIGNED THIS TASK BECAUSE OUR COMPANY HAS DIVERSITY, AND WE ARE THE ONES THAT CAN PULL THIS OFF. JU-LONG:TAMIKA, YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING. I HAVE TO WORK EXTRA HARD TO KEEP MY POSITION HERE. I AM MADE TO FEEL THAT I DON’T BELONG.JUAN:WELL JU-LONG, THANKS FOR OPENING UP. WE CAN START NOW BY GETTING YOUR IMPUT AND SUGGESTIONS ON A WELL THOUGHT OUT AND SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL COMPANY PICNIC. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS.JU-LONG:SINCE I AM ELDER HERE, LET’S BEGIN. I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A VARIETY OF FOODS FROM ALL CULTURES AND A BASIC PICNIC DESIGN.After everyone participated with their input and suggestions the annual picnic was successful. American homes likewise have exceptional assorted variety, with remarkable contrasts across the country of the U.S. Families frequently include current and extended family members,with a gathering focused perspective and a solid feeling of shared network. Being of the African American culture, despite the fact of being biracial. Half Caucasian, and half African American, however since being raised distinctly by the African American side of the family, fundamentally distinguish as being African American. An enormous piece of the African American culture all inall is the job Christianity has been esteemed in the way of life, returning to the times of slavery.