Individual identity This means that how a person communicates with others from other cultures depends on his own unique personality traits and how he esteems himself. Social Class This refers to the level of society that a person was born into or references when determining who she wants to be and how she will act accordingly. Age Identity This refers to how members of different age groups interact with one another. Roles identity The roles identity factor refers to the different roles a person plays in his or her life including their roles as a husband or wife, father, mother, or child, employer or employee, and so forth. Impact of Communication in Society and the World WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY…•Health care distribution •Rescue missions •Protecting the environment •Companies worldwide transact business •Capable of being a potential news reporter •Revolutionize and create social change Global Issues Affecting Communication 1.The Issue of Face to Face Communication Face to face “is the method that humans have been using for as long as time,” Sebastian Bailey, president and co-founder of corporate consulting and training company , Mind Gym, Inc., wrote via e-mail to SHRM online.
However, for large companies with offices in multiple locations, face-to-face communication is not always feasible. “The best (intranet websites) allow for basic employee information to be entered, such as name, organizational reports, location, contact information and a photo,” Manzano, a society for Human Resource Management member, explained. Evelyn Castillo-Bach, founder of Miami-based UmeNow, said she conducts 99.9 percent of her communication with clients worldwide via chat, email, and Skype and describes the results as outstanding. 2. The Issue on Social Network Towers Watson and Company (2011) found in their studies that more companies worldwide are embracing social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to facilitate employee communication better. 3. The Issue on Culturally Competent Workers Neal Goodman, Ph.D. president of Global Dynamics, Inc., a cross-cultural training firm, said that technology tends to race ahead of social norms. He added that it hides cultural differences between employees. The solution, Goodman explained, is to train all employees, not just managers and CEOS who travel overseas to be “culturally competent.”Because of the advent of the Internet, the world seems to be shrinking continually. One can communicate internationally in a matter of seconds, whether one is sending an email, chatting in social media, or sending a text message. One can read about different cultures, and have access to films, academic papers, and the like from countries around the world, and vice versa. Given this increasingly shrinking world, one should know the difference between the kind of English that we write and speak, and the kind of Englishes that exist outside of the Philippines.