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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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