Businesses And Business Communication Has Impacted By Cultural Differences

1378 Words Jul 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Businesses and business communication could be greatly impacted by cultural differences, especially when conducting business internationally or with people of various cultures. Understanding cultural differences is a key to succeed at communicating or conducting businesses since culture influences how people think, communicate and behave (Salacuse, 2005). Having a deep comprehension and adapting to a new culture become more significant when someone is traveling overseas to re-locate him or herself and work at a different country.
Kelly was born and raised in Alberta, Canada, where during her school years, she was able to learn how to speak and write Japanese. At 15, Kelly became an exchange student and was able to spend four enjoyable months in Japan. At the age of 22, she graduated from college with a management degree and was able to get her first job at the Soto Board of Education office in Japan. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program made this job possible for Kelly, since all she needed was a university degree and interest in Japan. Taking advantage of this opportunity was going to give Kelly the chance to better her Japanese and be able to explore a different part of the world.
When Kelly first applied for her job, she applied for the coordinator for international relations (CIR) position, but she was selected for the assistant language teacher (ALT) position. After being hired, the Conference of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) provided…
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