Essay about Scenario: a Social Alliance Team
Group Briefing Assignment
Information is communicated across cultures, and if it breaks down, business fails.
David A. Ricks, author of Blunders in International Business, says, "Cultural differences are the most significant and troublesome variables… the failure of managers to fully comprehend these disparities has led to most international business blunders." Donaldson, in the “Case of the Floundering Expatriate” is an unfortunate example of someone who has failed to learn about the cultures around him. When people in organizations cross borders, whether geographic, cultural, or social, communication issues are crucial. The …show more content…
Details of the task are as follows:
• Individual briefings should be no more than 3 minutes long—keep your audience in mind • A few visuals are encouraged to illustrate key graphic points (maps, pictures, etc.), but the briefing shouldn’t be a fancy, long PowerPoint presentation • Use language from the web readings—“high/low context,” “individualist/collective,” “verbal/nonverbal,” “direct/indirect,” “power tolerance,” etc. • Dress is business casual
ICE Blocks 5 & 6—Cross-Cultural Communication
For a concise descriptions of Edward T. Hall’s theory of Context, Time, & Space: http://changingminds.org/explanations/culture/hall_culture.htm http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/16/fashion/16space.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2