Intercultural Communication and the Influence on Interpersonal CommunicationCult
Intercultural Communication and the Influence on Interpersonal CommunicationCulture can influence how you think and feel about the world and can shape your communication choices.For this discussion, please respond to the following: Identify a culture that varies from your own, and describe two strategies you can use to improve your communication with individuals from that culture. Points and RubricThis discussion is worth 30 points. Refer to your Discussion Rubric for specific grading criteria. The deadline for your initial post and additional responses is Tuesday night at 11:59 p.m. ET; however, you must participate over multiple days throughout the unit to earn full credit.Remember that your goal for discussion is three-fold: To participate actively over multiple days throughout the unit. To contribute in a way that adds to the discussion and moves it forward in an original fashion. To use the course content to inform your posts and responses. Keep in mind that when you post, you should always reference items you cite — be sure to use APA format for this. Also, be sure to refer back to the rubric as often as you need to during the week. The class is all about sharing knowledge, so use discussions as a way of creating a community resource for yourself and your colleagues.This discussion addresses the following unit learning outcomes: Explain how intercultural communication can impact interpersonal relationships. Identify strategies to eliminate barriers to communication among various cultures. SeL Patillo-SimmsCM206 Unit 8 DBRecently, I had an employee request the month of September off for religious reasons. The days were listed as the following: September 8th is Rosh Hashana September 16th is Yom Kippur September 21st-22nd is Sukkot September 28th and 29th is Simcha torahth Of course, because of religious reasons, I must approve her request. However, I thought about how I could know more about her background to support her and still ensure that the responsibility of her job is still carried out. She is an ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreter. On one occasion, she left the class to pray then return to the room afterward. That was fine for the students to do, but for her, she was interpreting for a deaf student! When she left the classroom to go and pray the student couldn’t understand anything the teacher was saying. One strategy I could use is Strategy #2 from the article, “5 Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Interactions, (Zofi, Y., 2017).” There it mentions to, “respond with appropriate words that will not inflame a situation when you sense difficulty. If you have an impulse to disagree with, reject, or ignore what someone has said, ask or email for clarification, (Zofi, Y., 2021).” In the case of the situation to leave class to pray, instead of blaming it on her faith that the student was upset, I could offer solutions. One being, send two Interpreters to the room. When she must pray, allow the other team to take over. Strategy 3 encourages me to make it a point to learn at least one fact about every member’s culture. Thus, when it is an appropriate time, I could ask her, what do each of these holidays represent to one’s faith. I could Google each beforehand too. Show that I am attentive and respectful and show personal interest without coming off as nosey. I think she would appreciate the interest and it would also help me to know what to do when her family experiences loss or when a baby is born. I would not want to send something that would be viewed as inappropriate to her culture and belief. I do know being Jewish incorporates culture and religion but not necessarily both. Also, there are different kinds of Jewish faiths. I hope to build on this knowledge that I know and show respect and support to all the employees of different faith and backgrounds. Finally, I do not want to stereotype her and base her actions on a cultrure as a whole. That would truly be inappropriate. Please class, if I have stated something that is incorrect, teach me. 🙂 As one Jewish Proverbs says, "First learn, and then form opinions."ReferencesZofi, Y. 5 Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Interactions. Communication World, [self] p. 1-4, 2017. Unit 8 Discussion Question Tonya Hutchinson Identify a culture that varies from your own, and describe two strategies you can use to improve your communication with individuals from that culture.The culture I chose is the Hispanic cultural. Most Hispanic speak both English and Spanish which can make working or doing business easy and difficult. It would be easy because they speak English and can understand what is being said to them however it can be difficult because they my have a heavy accent that can not be understood or they can not get their point across because they can not find the right word the want to say when trying convey something. In the Hispanic culture men are the head of the house and women are the homemakers. Here in the U.S. women are just as important an men in the work place. For example my wife growing up was taught that she was to stay at home and raise children. Also when she stepped into a room she was not allowed to speak unless she was spoken to. When she got older she found that she could go out into the work place and do her job with the same respect as another person. It was hard to find out that she was treated so unfairly as a child but it taught her to stand up for what she believed in. The two strategies I can use to improve my communication with someone from a different culture is make sure I have good eye contact with the person so that they know that I am giving them the respect as an individual when they speak to me. The second strategy would be open communication with the person if I fell like I do not understand them or they do not understand I can ask question or let them ask me question so that we are on the same page. Reference Zofi, Y. (2017). 5 Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Interactions. Communication World, 1–4. Requirements: see rubric

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