Intercultural Management:The Seven Cultural Variables

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Intercultural Management What are the seven cultural variables in the communication process? Explain 1)Attitudes, 2) Social organization, 3) Thought patterns, 4) Roles, 5), Language, 6) Nonverbal communication, 7) time. The seven cultural variables are the way different people inside contrasting societies are able to communicate with each other and understand what is happening. These contrasting attitudes, beliefs and ideas will shape how they relate to one another and their focus on interacting with numerous individuals. For example, inside the United States the most effective way of discussing what is happening is through presenting objective information directly. While other societies (such as: Sweden), are focusing on two way discourse and establishing friendly relationships. These differences are showing how there are contrasting views as to how various people interact with each other and understand what is happening. (Sepehri, 2011) Attitudes are the way someone communicates, behaves and interprets the message from others. This is when they will apply different generalities to specifically comprehend various groups (such as: stereotyping). These factors help them to analyze and interpret the meanings of numerous cultures / subcultures. In most cases, this can often lead to clashes with many people not fitting into these categories and using them to generalize about specific segments of society. (Deresky, 2011) (Sepehri, 2011) Social organization is when there is
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