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Assessment Information
Subject Code: EAPM4000
Subject Name: Professional Communication Practice
Assessment Title: Structured Reflection
Weighting: 40%
Due Date: Week 13, Monday, 3:55pm AEST Monday
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Assessment Description: Structured Reflection
Total: 1000 words
Academic Sources: 5
Choose one Or maximum of two topics that we have discussed in this
subject and write a reflection which answers the following questions:
1. What topic discussed in this subject you find most interesting. Give a
short description (with referencing) of the topic (300 words)?
2. Write a personal reflection (with two or three supporting reasons) why you
found this topic of great interest (300 words).
3. How do you think you could apply it in your present or future professional
career (400 words)?
Use at least 5 academic sources in your answer,
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two weeks of submission.



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Intercultural Communication
Lecture 4
EAPM4000 Professional
Communication Practice
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Aims of this lecture
• understand that cultural differences affect
usiness relations within your country as
well as between nations
• appreciate the nature of culture, with its
implications for business practice
• recognise key differences among cultures
• learn intercultural communication skills
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Intercultural communication
Mr Clarke: G’day mate. I’m Robert Clarke. My friends call me
Bob. Here’s my card.
Mr Lau: Hello Mr Clarke. I am William Lau. Very glad to meet
you. How was your trip? (Exchanges business cards.)
Mr Clarke: Call me Bob. Good, thanks. (Reading card: ‘Lau
Wing-Leung’) Oh it’s Wing-Leung! Nice to meet you. I’ll
call you tomo
ow, Wing-Leung, OK?
Mr Lau (smiles): Yes, I will expect your call. (Both men
depart.)
(Adapted from Scollon & Scollon 2001)
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Activity
• Look at the previous ppt,
• In groups of 2 or 3 discuss what went wrong
with the conversation
• Write down 5 to 7 possible reasons why the
conversation was not a good start for a
usiness relationship.
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The importance of
intercultural communication
• We live in a ‘global village’.
• Young Australians travel overseas as a rite of
passage.
• We are travelling more and more for business, family
and education.
• Multicultural nature of Australian society –49% of all
Australians were born overseas or had at least one
parent born overseas (2016 census) .
• We are constantly interacting with other cultures in
Australia.
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Activity : Think about it
• https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko6J9v1C
9zE
• Based on the video, discuss in groups of 2 or
3, what the terms: ‘global village’ and ‘medium
is the message’ mean and how they are
connected?
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https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko6J9v1C9zE
What is intercultural
communication?
• Starting point was The Silent Language (1959)
– Edward T. Hall
• 1970s – specialised books, courses and
professional divisions such as International
Communication Association.
• Intercultural communication can also refer to
sub-cultures within a culture, e.g. retirees,
motor bike riders, surfers.
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Definitions of culture
• Culture:
– learned social behaviours that develop over time.
– a shared view of the world.
– su
ounds everything we do.
– so pervasive that it becomes ‘invisible’.
– dynamic and constantly changing.
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What is CULTURE?
• Difficult to define, but seems to refer to a way of
thinking and acting.
• Includes traditions, family roles, expectations,
attitudes and non-ve
al communication.
• Not to be confused with ‘high’ culture (the opera)
and ‘low’ culture (pop music).
• Can be
oken into four dimensions: history/world
view, socialisation, language and non-ve
al
communication.
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Activity
• If culture can be
oken into four dimensions:
(1)history/world view, (2)socialisation, (3)language
and (4)non-ve
al communication which 3 out of the
4 dimensions are most obvious in the video below
(please watch the first 3min 45secs only):
https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPxO8CLssTE
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https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPxO8CLssTE
The effect of socialisation
• Acculturation: the imposition of a dominant culture into a
weaker one.
• Several overlapping stages:
- primary
- secondary
- organisational.
• Varies dramatically between cultures.
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High-context and low-context
cultures
Edward T. Hall divided all cultures into:
–high-context cultures (e.g. Japanese,
Medite
anean, Middle Eastern) view the
context as importantly as the message itself.
– low-context cultures (e.g. Australian,
Scandinavians) see the message as being
the most important thing.
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Context-based values
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Hofstede’s dimensions of
culture
• Geert Hofstede XXXXXXXXXXstudied XXXXXXXXXXpeople from 53
cultures, then re-studied XXXXXXXXXXlater to check on his
esults.
• Sampling biases: most were males, all middle class,
and worked for IBM.
• Activity: How would this sample affect the
esults. Discuss in pairs and write down 3
limitations of the sample.
(cont.)
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Hofstede’s dimensions of culture
Found there were five dimensions:
– Power distance
– Uncertainty avoidance
– Individualism–collectivism
– Masculinity–femininity
– Long-term–short-term
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU2gp3QjnNU
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http:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU2gp3QjnNU
http:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw-HgnZO1js
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http:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw-HgnZO1js
http:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S9MoeN8COI
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http:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S9MoeN8COI
Hofstede’s model
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Hofstede’s model
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Hofstede’s model
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Activity
• https:
www.hofstede-insights.com/country-
comparison/australia
• Check your country’s dimension score and compare
with Australia’s.
• Note all differences in Hofstede’s dimensions between
your country and Australia (if Australian with another
chosen country).
• Discuss with a partner how the different scores could
affect a business negotiation between the two
countries?
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https:
www.hofstede-insights.com/country-comparison/australia
Hofstede’s model:
Professional Implications 1
• In intercultural activities those from high power-distance
cultures work with high-status negotiators or principals.
• People from high uncertainty-avoidance cultures want the
eassurance of structure and ritual.
• People from collectivist cultures like to build relationships over
a long period of time.
• People from high masculine cultures resolve conflicts by force.
• People from feminine cultures resolve conflicts through
compromise and consensus.
• People from long-term orientation cultures persevere to
achieve desired ends.
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Hofstede’s model: Professional
Implications 2
• All about recognising that you think differently but
esolving common problems anyway by using
language and communication skills that guarantee
the messages are understood as intended.
• Note: Conflicts can still occur between people with
similar values (between individual and individual, and
among family and group members).
• Peaceful coexistence can prevail between people
with different values.
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Activity: Professional Implications
• Watch the video then in pairs find all the
intercultural mistakes made in the meeting by
oth sides.
• Then by using Hofstede’s model to explain the
e
ors made in the meeting:
• https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtLi13Sf2v
U
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https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtLi13Sf2vU
Intercultural communication
competence
• Developed through understanding how we perceive
and react to cultural rules.
• Vital for managing the culturally diverse businesses
of today.
• True intercultural communication competence arises
out of long-term intercultural learning and personal
commitment to change and improve.
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Activity: Moment of honesty and
self-evaluation
• Watch the video on overcoming personal
prejudices and quietly reflect what is your own
prejudice and what you could do to overcome
it?
• Then share your thoughts with a partner.
• If comfortable, share with the class:
• https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1MI_h0HI
cw
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https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1MI_h0HIcw
Intercultural communication
competence
• Hofstede XXXXXXXXXXhas identified two different
approaches to culture learning:
▪ Culture-specific
▪ Culture-general
▪ Newly described as CQ – Cultural
intelligence.
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Culture-specific approach
• Focuses on acquiring specific knowledge about the
‘other’ culture.
• Based on gathering information about a country.
• Useful information BUT it does not provide a full in-
depth understanding of the people and the culture.
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Culture-general approach
• A much
oader approach to culture learning,
focusing on developing the following abilities:
– cultural awareness and sensitivity
– cultural and communication sensitivity
– behavioural flexibility
– an ‘other-orientation’
– responsibility for communicating.
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Activity (if time allows)
• As part of its expansion plan, an Australian supermarket called
Cheapfest decided to introduce its discounting sales strategies into
Japan.
• In groups of 2 or 3 answer the following questions:
• 1. How do Japanese and Australians differ on Hofstede’s key
dimensions of culture as described in the text?
• 2. Based on the results from the model answer how:
• A. would the Japanese react to female managers from Australia
• B. How would they react to complements about their performance
from their superiors?
• C. How would they react to individual awards?
• Discuss and write down your answers.
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Today
• We have learned to:
• understand that cultural differences affect
usiness relations within each country as well
as between nations
• appreciate the nature of culture, with its
implications for business practice
• recognise key differences among cultures
• learn intercultural communication skills in a
professional environment.
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INTER-CULTURE COMMUNICATION
Running Head: Inter-culture communication
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INTER-CULTURE COMMUNICATION
UNIVERSITY NAME:
STUDENT NAME:
DATE:
Question 1 what topic discussed on this subject you find more interesting. Give a short description (with referencing) of the topic?
The more interesting topic I found is the inter-cultural communication which is very significant for both personal and professional growth and development. Culture is the knowledge and characteristics of the specific group of people encompassing social habits, music, arts, religion, language, and cuisine. Social Culture is the most important shaper of people's personality. Culture shapers the individual personality that how they greet each other, negotiate, dress and resolve conflicts. No person can grow in his life without meeting with the person from the different culture as today every country has mixed culture (Brown & Turner, 2015). Intercommunication is a form of communication that focuses to share the ideas and information across different social groups and culture. Intercultural communication provides the ability to handle across cultures, which is largely become crucial, as the world becomes smaller because a large number of people are coming forward who share different culture and belief. To become a successful global leader, knowledge of different culture is must to deal with such circumstances. Today, a business focuses their dealings on the global level which
ing the individuals with the diverse people all over the world. People with diverse background gives the fresh ideas on various issues along with they can
ing their personal culture diverse ideas gained from experience. Today every economy have people from the different cultural background so, a business must understand the tastes and preference of each diverse culture to attain more success. People from one culture may have different tastes as compare to others. So, it is very important to interact with diverse people to understand their personal opinions for the products and services offered by the companies (A
ams, 2014).
Question 2 Write a personal reflection (Support with two or three reasons) why you found this topic of great...
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