culture

Overcoming Communication Barriers

Overcoming Communication Barriers

In the realm of international business, there exist many barriers to communication.  Communication barriers are impediments that prevent our intended message from being received the way we intended.  Barriers to communication can be physical, mechanical, psychological, cultural or linguistic.  Some communication barriers are easy to identify distractions such as background…

Respecting The Characteristics and Dimensions of Culture

Respecting The Characteristics and Dimensions of Culture

The ideas that we value, believe and support are molded by our culture.    Communicating with people from different cultures often creates communication and relationship challenges.  In order to be successful in international business, we need to understand other cultures by developing intercultural competence.  Intercultural Competence Intercultural competence is the skill…