The paper "Theories of Cross-Cultural Communication" is an engrossing example of coursework on management. Effective communication is regarded as one of the basic tools that enable people to interact freely regardless of their backgrounds. The main challenge to communication over the years is the cultural affiliations of the people. It is difficult for people from different cultures to communicate effectively not only because of the language barriers but also the culture styles. Effective communication between people of different cultures is difficult because culture provides people with different ways of thinking, seeing as well as interpreting the world, hence the need for cross-cultural communication. Cross-cultural communication is a field of study that deals mainly with the way people from various cultural affiliations communicate among themselves and across different cultures.
In an organizational perception, cross-cultural communication deals with understanding the different beliefs, business customs, and communication strategies within the organization. Thus, understanding the cultures of different people within an organization and integrating them in communication strategies can help in ensuring employee satisfaction, hence, organizational success. With increased globalization, especially the expansion of international trade, there is a need for cross-cultural communication to be closely examined.
This is mainly to ensure that the barriers to cross-cultural communication are identified and addressed. Globalization brings together people from various cultures to interact and share ideas as well as experiences in the business sector. This paper assesses cross-cultural communication, as well as its two theories and what they explain. Additionally, the paper examines the barriers to effective cross-cultural communication, their effects on international companies, and how they can be overcome. Lastly, the paper examines the implications of cross-cultural communication in international businesses.
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