Natalie is a teacher and holds an MA in English Education and is in progress on her PhD in psychology.
People respond to different messages and communications. Communication styles, or ways that people communicate, vary from culture to culture. For example, some cultures respond well to messages about winning while others prefer to think about cooperation.
For more information on communication styles across cultures, see the lessons Individualistic vs. Collectivistic Cultures: Differences in Communication Styles, Masculine vs. Feminine Cultures: Distinctions and Communication Styles, and Monochronic vs. Polychronic Cultures: Definitions and Communication Styles. Then check out the infographic that sums up the differences in communication styles across cultures.
Cross-Cultural Communication Infographic
Review the infographic below. As you look at it, think about your own culture. Do you come from an individualistic or collectivistic culture? Is your culture masculine or feminine? Is it monochronic or polychronic? Think not only about the society you come from but also the organization where you work. What's your organizational culture? What ways can communication styles from other cultures be brought in to your organization?
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