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ASH SOC 402 Week 2 Discussion 2 Cross-Cultural
Communication in the Workplace NEW
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SOC 402 Week 2 Discussion 2 Cross-Cultural Communication in
the Workplace NEW
Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace. 1st Post Due
by Day 3. The American workplace can be very diverse,
composed of people of different genders, races, ethnicities, and
religions all working together. In fact, the United States is
oftentimes considered to have some of the most culturally
diverse workplaces. To help you with this discussion, review
the National Culture webpage to read about Professor Geert
Hofstede’s research into the six dimensions of national
cultures. Next, visit the Countries webpage to look at how the
dimensions of national culture in the United States compare to
those of other countries.
The multi-cultural workplace provides a lot of benefits through
diverse viewpoints and experiences that are brought to the
table. However, it can also present us with unique workplace
challenges, particularly in regard to cross-cultural
communication. In order to understand more about how
miscommunications can happen in cross- cultural interactions,
please also watch the Intercultural Communication Adventure
with Little Pilot video and read “Cultural Communication
Barriers in the Workplace.”
Based on the websites, video, and article, please address the
On Hofstede’sCourtries webpage, select a country of your
choice and compare it to the United States on three of the six
dimensions of national cultures. For each of those three
dimensions chosen, answer the following questions:
o How is the dimension defined?
o Why is this dimension useful to understanding the country’s
o How does your country compare to the U.S. on this
Describe an experience you have had involving cross-cultural
communication. What tools did you use to navigate your crosscultural interaction? Did you confront any misunderstandings
due to the cross- cultural nature of the communication? If so,
what where they? If not, how were you able to avoid any
What two techniques or skills do you think would help
reduce cross-cultural communication misunderstandings in the
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support
your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or
other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.