Global Communication Essay

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Global Communications COM/295 July 27, 2015 Instructor Randi Barnes-Plante Global Communications Worksheet Your supervisor wants to send a brief e-mail message to welcome employees who have recently transferred to your department from Brazil, Russia, India, and China. He has written a draft message and would like your feedback. Review your supervisor’s message below. Rewrite the message to make it appropriate for the communication style of one of the four countries of your choice. Conduct research to know more about the communication style of your chosen country. I wanted to welcome you ASAP to our little family here in the States. It’s high time we shook hands in person and not just across the sea. I’m pleased as punch about getting to know you all, and I for one will do my level best to sell you on America. Research: Communicating in a diverse business environment is not always an easy task, but you can improve your sensitivity by respecting the communication styles and preferences of other cultures. An important step in understanding and adapting to other cultures is to recognize the influences that your own cultures has on your communication style and recognizing the variations among the components of cultures in a diverse world. Here is a site you may find helpful: http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html Audience Analysis: In chapter 5, refer to the section on setting the tone of your message and the You/I voice. Use the Hofstede website to help you determine the individualism or collectivism or each of the four countries. This will help you determine their communication preference. Collective cultures are group oriented and value harmony among the group. To help maintain harmony, they use indirect communication and the you-voice to keep a positive tone.

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