In this section the theoretical arguments on corporate culture by Schein will initiate a discussion on the role of corporate culture in intercultural communication. The discussion will serve as a basis for an assessment of how well the corporate culture is transferred and shared between the Danish headquarter of Flying Tiger to the Japanese partner Sazaby league Ltd. Following the arguments of Schein, it can be concluded that a unified constructive corporate culture is strengthening the performance of firms. When the earlier statement of ‘culture is communication’ (Smith, 1966) is taken into account, it can be deduced that effective and good communication is dependent on a strong and constructive culture. Thus corporate culture and communication
Since the holocaust entered the popular culture in countries such as the USA and Ireland, it was mere public ignorance that led to a variety of representations of the tragedy that was the holocaust. One piece of literature that has impacted many peoples’ opinion on the holocaust comes from the diary of Anne Frank, an adolescent girl who was trapped in hiding during the Nazi occupation of her country. The worldwide popularity of the novel led to over 30 million copies being sold and Andrea Pitzer believes ‘came to represent the American interpretation of the holocaust’. The book offers a unique representation of the holocaust in the sense that we do not hear any information from her journey after she is sent to a concentration camp and do not hear any details of her death. The power and effectiveness of the diary however comes from the historical events that surrounded her account. Kee Ribbon’s believes that Anne Franks diary is ‘sequential art’ and has been used worldwide to help people ‘get a grip on the transnational representation of the historical conflict(WW2) beyond the battlefield’. The personal narrative that she provides in her diary also reaches out to that emotional appeal that hooks the audience in the sense that her in-depth personal experiences interests the readers like that of the work of speigleman.
People communicate every day through different means, including speech and writing, and the use of languages such as English for both local and global interaction is becoming popular among those of different cultural backgrounds. The high demand in the use of English in the fields of international politics, science and technology has led to the global spread of the language. Due to this, English is currently seen as an international language, and its ownership is considered to be denationalised and renationalised. The understanding of this ownership status is crucial in establishing a successful and effective practice or study of intercultural communication, by acknowledging the variations of English, as well as cultural differences in communication styles within classroom and business contexts.
Intercultural communication: A discourse approach attempts to explain the discourse approach and points to the authors ' distinction between cross-cultural communication and intercultural communication. The chapter underlines the authors ' approach and theory to intercultural communication. It covers several explanations and the distinction between cross-cultural communication and intercultural communication. The chapter discusses the many varieties of culture that exist. It also clarifies that intercultural communication can occur in conversations not necessarily when two people are from different countries.
The Holocaust, one of humanities most horrendous acts and a large topic in the history of World War II. Led by the German National Socialists, the Holocaust was an attack on innocent people for reasons of race, sexuality, nationality, and religion with their main target being the millions of European Jews who they saw as an ‘inferior race’. Hitler and his higher up stripped Jews of everything. He took their money, their homes, their jobs, their nationality, their dignity, and eventually he took their lives. In Peter Longerich’s Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Jews, Longerich takes an in depth look at Nazi politics and how it eventually led to their Final Solution of the Jewish Question. His research that began in the late 1990s, when he questioned both schools of Holocaust studies, the Intentionalists and the Structuralists. His studies in Europe led to a novel that that outlines the entire history of the Holocaust, the ideas of Judenfrage, and the implementation of Judenpolitik on the Jews of Europe from 1933 to 1945.
On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler took power as chancellor of Germany (Anne Frank Biography). What people did not know was that soon one of the world’s darkest times was on the verge of taking hold. In the next decade, approximately six million Jews died, along with others that Hitler deemed unworthy enough to live. He claimed that he was only making the country stronger by getting rid of those with “bad genes”. There were an uncountable number of strong figures during this period of time, known as the “Holocaust”, and they have all made a great impact on the way that we now view the Holocaust. One of these heroines, is Anne Frank, who has inspired the world with her first-hand knowledge of the Holocaust, allowing us to see the events through the eyes of a child.
World War II was a catastrophe that affected many Jewish people’s lives across all of Western Europe. One individual who personally documented this experience was Anne Frank. She was a Jewish teenager living in Holland during World War II. Once the Germans began to take Jewish people to concentration camps, Anne and her family had to go into hiding so that they would not be discovered. As the war went on, many events affected Anne’s daily activities and morale. Anne began to document these events and as time went on it became obvious from her entries how much the war changed her. Anne’s situation was different than many other Jewish people during this time because most Jewish people were being killed or tortured in concentration camps while Anne was in hiding.
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Intercultural Communication can be defined as communication between different cultures or how being from a different culture can affect communication between different people. I was born in Huntington, West Virginia. Except for a few years spent away for college in Lynchburg, Virginia, I have spent my life in West Virginia. I never had the opportunity to travel, expand my horizons, or meet people from different cultures. My small world was all I knew. That changed five years ago.
Humans have been communicating since four million years. On the other hand, the birth of culture is estimated to have taken place about 35,000 years ago. Today, both culture and communication have evolved considerably and have become interdependent of one another, to the point that communication is considered to be a product of culture. Thus, our own culture has a deep impact on our thoughts and behaviors. Since each culture has its distinct aspects, intercultural communication can be the cause of conflict and disorder. There are three main issues which are at the root of the problem of intercultural miscommunication : language as a barrier, cultural diversity and ethnocentrism. I will analyze
Intercultural communication is commonly explained as an interaction between people of 'different cultures whether defined in terms of racial, ethnic or socioeconomic differences.' Human communication consists of verbal and nonverbal messages (language and gestures) which are shaped by gender, social class or culture. Thus, what perimeters define the intercultural exchange and what primary messages do we need or try to convey?
My site of investigation is a dance studio, namely Fit Dance Studio, in Kowloon Bay. It has been, without a second thought, chosen for my ethnographic research because I have been an active participant over there recurrently for five years on a regular basis. I have been going to the dance classes and joining regular parties with other participants, including dance tutors and students of different ages and backgrounds from time to time. In this regard, my ethnographic data may sound and accurate with my understanding about the community. I acquire the data through observational techniques and participation in the practice. Since my participation is a long process of approximately five years, I believe I am a competent member and
Intercultural communication competence refers to the ability of an individual to adapt and communicate appropriately and effectively across a wide array of cultural contexts. That is to say, for an individual to be considered an intercultural communicator they must understand other’s cultures as well as they understand their own, and apply this understanding to communication (Chen 1-2). With the increasing diversity at the workplace, school and other social settings, it has become increasingly important to learn how to communicate with people from a diverse array of cultures. More importantly, adapting to a more effective intercultural communication competence model provides us with learning opportunities occasioned by the interaction with people from other backgrounds. The intercultural communication competence model comes with some key components including tolerance for uncertainty, self-knowledge, and motivation. The greatest and most important of these aspects is motivation. An individual must be willing to foster relationships with people from a different cultural background. If an individual lacks the willingness to promote intercultural relationships, then other aspects of the intercultural communication model become moot.
You know that feeling of home whether it’s with family members or even your loved ones? I don’t think that home is something that is automatically there, I believe that it is something that’s created. I learned that lesson through the eyes of one of my older friends who came from India with his brother when he was 16 in order to make a living. My friend Vikas, told me everything he had to do and the struggles he conquered in order to make his own successful business here in the U.S. Some things he told be reminded me of interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and intracultural communication. He had to have a lot of communication with his friend who also happened to be from India and some new friends and colleagues he met through his journey. Of course there was homesickness and the occasional depression, but that didn’t stop him from creating his now successful business.
Previous researchers have found that for a person to achieve better and more effective communication competence, it is necessary to develop skills that allow an appropriate participation in specific situations. The ability to listen, ask questions, and express concepts or ideas effectively is an important part of communication competence. Intercultural communication presents an unexplored and challenging field that needs to be understood for a better development in communication. (Dillon and McKenzie, 1998). The variables of listening depend on the different perceptions that a person obtains through their cultural background. Furthermore, culture often affects the structure of consciousness in the act of listening. When a person seeks to