Cultural Differences And Diversity Of The Host Nationals

2096 Words Jun 3rd, 2016 9 Pages
This report reflects upon the existing ethnocentric attitudes of both expatriate professionals and their families, and those of the host nationals. It outlines how the cultural differences and diversity of expats in foreign countries in contrast to those of the host nations, work in some cases to ostracize, and isolate the expat from their new community. This reports seeks to outline a strategy to bridge these cultural disparities, between the in-group and the out-group. This concerns the social, professional and everyday environment in which expatriate would engage and communicate with the host nationals. People are naturally ethnocentric, and the process of achieving ethnorelativism will come with experience and better understanding of different cultures will encompass a worldview that gives different perspectives. This report gives advice to expatriates and Host National Countries in how to bridge ethnocentric stigmas, and to communicate effectively to achieve mutual understand and respect between different cultural parties.

Key Words:
Ethnocentrism, Ethnorelativism, relativism, expatriate, culture, disparity, intercultural communication, professional performance Table of Contents

Introduction …….……………………………………………...3
The Issue ....…………………………………………………….4
Strategies To Address The Issue …………………………….....6
Conclusion ……………………………………………………..9
References ……………………………………………………..10

Introduction

The purpose of this report is to identify the degree and nature of…
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