Respect For Otherness In Intercultural Communication

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Name: Zainab Adediran
Course Name: Organizational Communication (HRMN 302)
Topic: Intercultural Communication
Date: September 11, 2016.

Part 1: Intercultural Communication
The following summarizes the result of the INCA survey that I took:
Communicative Awareness: I had seven points here which denotes that my communicative awareness level is intermediate. Despite the fact that I was rated to have an intermediate level of communicative awareness, personally I think that I have a full level of communicative awareness because most of the time, I am very alert to the ways in which I interact with people especially those with a different cultural background than mine. I pay close attention to what I say, the gestures I make just to avoid miscommunication and increase productive relationships.
Knowledge Discovery: I had six points in knowledge discovery which also means that my knowledge discovery level is intermediate. I particularly agree with these results because at times, I do not seek enough information about specific situations as I ought to. This bothers me a lot as I know that according to Francis Bacon, “Knowledge is power”.
Respect for otherness: I had six points here which indicated an intermediate
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According to the Journal of Business Communication by Lauring J, “Communication is a mechanism through which groups are created, maintained and organized”. Since Intercultural communication is very important in everyday life, it is important that we are interculturally competent. Intercultural competence can categorized into communicative awareness, knowledge discovery, respect for others, empathy, tolerance of ambiguity and behavioral flexibility. I will be analyzing three different critical incidents pertaining to Respect for Otherness, Behavioral Flexibility and

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