Pretty easy, overall.
I would recommend this course to every institution. This course was an eye opener, it helped me to appreciate culture and to understand that as a people who embrace diversity, we cannot truly understand and appreciate it if we do not understand various cultural profiles. While businesses are becoming more globalized, we embark on a journey that requires various skill set, experience, knowledge, and behavior. By understanding culture, we have removed ourselves from the box that only think about sameness or the things that are only relevant in our culture.
As a basis for understanding behaviors, it is necessary to discuss the underlying cultural values that are the source for selected business practices. The first step toward effective intercultural communication include the understanding and development of cultural mannerisms and social protocols, carefully encoding and decoding messages, selective transmission and general cultural sensitivity. Cultural values are categorized by using various dimensions such as: Power Distance, Pragmatism, Individualism, Indulgence, Masculinity, and Uncertainty Avoidance. These cultural dimensions are capable of providing insights to values that are most important to that nation by generally displaying those attributes upfront.
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I would tell every student to plan ahead and stay on track. Prioritize and use credible sources always. Read, Read, Read and stay engaged with other students and your professor.