Business Communication Today, 13th Ed.
Chapter 3. Communication Challenges in a Diverse, Global Marketplace
"Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures (and are accessible to English Language Learners): .
Kellogg Insight has an interesting perspective on the topic.
See how Catalyst, "the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion," is helping companies create "workplaces where employees representing every dimension of diversity can thrive.
"Culture shock is the confusion and agitation one encounters when being in a foreign place.
"Wondering what it takes to be inclusive of employees with disabilities?
From their website, "Founded in 2004, the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) is a collaboration of four leadership organizations: Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.
Geoff Weinstein blogs at GeoffWeinstein.
Sally Herships (photo, left) explains.
"No one wants to be that offensive, insensitive tourist," declares Sarah Schmalbruch (photo, left).
"Japan is known for its complex rules for social behavior.
"We all know we can learn more from our missteps than our successes — even though no one likes to admit when they’ve gotten something wrong," offers Eric A.
"Michael has been in Frankfurt for about a week and is really missing his home office in Chicago.
"In Brazil and the United States, a firm handshake is expected.
"When Aaron arrived in Moscow to take charge of the manufacturing plant his Israeli-owned company had just purchased, he expected to settle in quickly," reports Erin Meyer (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
Sherwood Fleming has "identified seven communication habits of highly effective intercultural communicators .
"My clients often tell me that one of the difficulties they encounter when conducting business internationally is that they don’t know how to quickly build trust.
Dianne Hofner Saphiere covers a study by Dr.
Presented by Gus Lubin (photo, left).
Drew Hendricks (photo, left) writes, "As communication technologies become steadily more comprehensive and intuitive, companies looking to expand globally in 2014 will have fewer logistical problems reaching out to other nations.
"When [Gayle] Cotton (photo, left) began her career working at the United Nations in Geneva in the early-90s, she answered a routine phone call with a polite, 'Hello, how are you?
Blog On Linguistics discusses the topic.