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Unformatted text preview: Discussion Week 3 Cross Cultural Communication List (as many as you can) The differences between Low-context Low-context and and High-context High-context High Low-------------- Quick Quick Test !! Test !! Different meaning UK and USA = OK Russia = Zero Japan=Money Brazil = insult High & Low-Context Cultures High Context Relationship is very important Low attention in detail Prefer politeness, ambiguity Consider oral agreements more binding than written ones EX. Japanese, Saudi Arabia Low Context Spell out most information Value directness Value written word more than oral statements Relationship is less important EX . German, North America Nonverbal Communication C o m m unic a tio n witho ut wo rds S ig na ls s uc h a s s m ile s a nd g e s ture s C a n b e m is inte rpre te d a s e a s ily a s wo rds Im po rta nt to b e c o ns c io us o f s ig na ls s e nt a nd re c e ive d Nonverbal Communication Types Body language eye contact - smiling - gestures Space personal space - touch - spatial layouts Time being on time- measuring time Other Nonverbal Symbols Hair Clothing Colors Height Age Do one thing at a time Concentrate on the job Take time commitments (deadlines, schedules) seriously Are low-context and need information Are committed to the job Are concerned about not disturbing others; follow rules of privacy and consideration Show great respect for private property; seldom borrow or lend Emphasize promptness Are accustomed to short-term relationships Do many things at once Consider time commitments an objective to be achieved, if possible Are high-context and already have information Are committed to people and human relationships Change plans often and easily Are more concerned with those who are closely related (family, friends, close business associates) Borrow and lend things often and easily Have strong tendency to build lifetime relationships Monochronic People Polychronic People EX. Japanese, Saudi Arabia EX . German, North America Assignment 5:2 Identifying Sources of Miscommunication #2&3 (p.141) Assignment 5.2Assignment 5....
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