Additionally I realized that intercultural communication is very critical for

Additionally i realized that intercultural

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race thus enabling people to transmit information. Additionally, I realized that intercultural communication is very critical for survival in a particular environment. Our communities are created from different groups that represent distinct cultures, our nation is formed from these communities, and the world is formed from the nations.
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Intercultural Communication Reflection Paper 4 Therefore, as I came to understand, conflict management and peacekeeping skills are very crucial when it comes to survival in these diverse environments. It is imperative that we work with people from all over the world to achieve success and this is made possible by intercultural communication. There are several ways in which I could apply the skills of intercultural communication to my future profession as business manager. Firstly, it is clear that cultural diversity could cause more harm than good in a workplace if not managed properly. Effective intercultural communication does not simply exist as a result of a diverse workforce. Therefore, I would start a program to train my employees on diversity to help them understand how others view the world and understand each other’s way of life. It is also imperative to understand the interests of the employees and I would, therefore, study them to know their interests, as this would give me an insight to what form of training I should partake. This form of training will be extremely significant in making the members of my organization better intercultural communicators who will result in the success of the company. Secondly, I could set up diversity strategies to help the members of my organization overcome cultural barriers and ethnocentrism which will promote their communication behaviors. According to Martin and Nakayama, (2013), it is always a big challenge encountering unfamiliar cultures, especially in the business world. As a manager, therefore, I would come up with strategies that would help in creating a more diverse workforce regarding race, culture, gender, and religion among others. I could also use diversity activities to point at the
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