Deliverable Length: 1200 to 1450 words
Your fast-food franchise has been cleared for business in all 4 countries (United Arab Emirates, Israel, Mexico, and China). You now have to start construction on your restaurants. The financing is coming from the United Arab Emirates, the materials are coming from Mexico and China, the engineering and technology are coming from Israel , and the labor will be hired locally within these countries by your management team from the United States. You invite all of the players to the headquarters in the United States for a big meeting to explain the project and get to know one another. The people seem to be staying with their own groups and not mingling.
- What is the cultural phenomenon at play here (what is it called/ term)?
- How do you explain the lack of intercultural communication and interaction?
- What do you know about these cultures—specifically their economic, political, educational, and social systems—that could help you in getting them together?
- What are some of the contrasting cultural values of these countries?
You are concerned about some of the language barriers as you start the meeting, particularly the fact that the United States is a low-context country, and some of the countries present are high-context countries. Furthermore, you only speak English, and you do not have an interpreter present.
- How will this affect the presentation?
- What are some of the issues you should be concerned about regarding verbal and nonverbal language for this group?
What strategy would you use to begin to have everyone develop a relationship with each other that will help ease future negotiations, development, and implementation?
The objective is to discuss various styles of verbal communications and how different cultures use them.
Explain how language affects communication. Explain how different cultures influence the negotiation process. Identify regional, international, and cultural differences in communications. Describe intercultural communication processes and list ways to develop effective intercultural communication skills. Review effective cross-cultural approaches, styles, and tones of written and oral business communications. Synthesize ways to improve communications with the people whose first language is something other than English. Use effective communication techniques.
The above you will be discussing each of the 4 countries (United Arab Emirates, Israel, Mexico, and China).
The first thing you need to do is figure out how to get the different cultures to begin developing relationships with each other. To do that, you need to investigate each culture and try and understand how to break down the communication barriers.
You also need to apply the skills they have developed on how to differentiate between high-context and low-context cultures and what to do about it so that a goal can be attained. Again, the students must ascertain if an interpreter would be best here and address the importance of relationships in some cultures.
Meet and Greet with all the Countries plus the US Employees at the corporate office. Cultural Phenomenon for the US, China, Mexico, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates. Contrasting Cultural Values for the US, China, Mexico, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates. You will want to include economic, political, educational, taboos, food and Social Systems