What Are Cultural Barriers to Communication in the Workplace? - Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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1. Although cultural groups may share a general set of characteristics, _____.

2. In order to ensure that an international colleague understands what you are saying, it is important to

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of cultural barriers and workplace communication. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include an example of ethnocentrism as well as ways to overcome cross-cultural barriers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Illustrations of beliefs that could impact cross-cultural communication
  • Outcomes of stereotyping and ethnocentrism
  • Factors in successful cross-cultural communication
  • Ways to overcome cross-cultural barriers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the role of cultural differences in workplace communication
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ways to avoid missteps caused by cultural barriers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the impact that stereotyping and ethnocentrism can have on a workplace

Additional Learning

To learn more about culture, review the accompanying lesson called What Are Cultural Barriers to Communication in the Workplace? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe cultural barriers to communication
  • Explain four examples of cultural barriers to communication
  • Define and give an example of stereotyping and ethnocentrism
  • List three ways to overcome cross-cultural barriers