Created on January 27, 2022
M1 STPE ENGLISH CLASS
Diverse teams add value to the workplace by increasing creativity and performance. But Intercultural Communication is not that straightforward. Today, we are going to look at some stumbling blocks in intercultural communication and see how we can overcome them and even capitalize on their understanding.
Laray M. Barna
1.Assumption of similarities
"(Your idea might work) We can come up with a better idea"
"(What do you think Mr Cato?)Have we heard all the opinions?"
"(Those figures are not accurate) I have some other figures here"
"(Can we move on to the next topic?) We are not ready to talk about this now"
"(This proposal deserves further consideration) The proposal needs some work"
"(That is a very interesting viewpoint) I see things very differently"
"(That's not the way to do that) Have you ever tried doing it another way?"
"(I don't agree) That's a good idea, but I have another one"
The DIRECT communicator
The INDIRECT communicator
What kind of video is the following?
3.Non Verbal Communication
A joke (?)
The cooks are French
The lovers are Italian
And all is organized by the Swiss
The mechanics are French
The lovers are Swiss
The police are German
And it is all organized by the Italians
4.The Presence of Preconception and stereotypes
are oversimplified generalizations about groups of people.
refers to the beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and attitudes someone holds about a group. It is a prejudgment, originating outside actual experience.
What is usually said about the people from the North?
From a small sample of people, we generalize to everyone:
Or second-hand knowledge from relatives who have been there (or not 😊 ), from the media.
Generalizations that we apply to every single individual
Welcome to the Land of Ch'tis
PROBLEMS WITH STEREOTYPES
Stereotype threat is a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of conforming to stereotypes about their social group.
Describe what you see
5.Tendency to evaluate
Intercultural communication and a sample STAR answer