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Communication in organizations varies according to where and how it originates, the channels, the speed at which it flows, and whether it is formal or informal. Discuss some of the cultural variables that arise due to communication channels.

Course Text Book: Deresky, H. (2011). International management: Managing across borders and cultures (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

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This solution discusses cultural variables that arise due to communication channels. Includes examples and APA formatted reference.

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Communication channels, or the way in which a message is transmitted to the intended audience, is impacted by different variables. These variables include context, noise, message, rules and 
 guidelines. Communication channels are further complicated by cultural variables such as having a common language, cultural mores, and perception. In some organizations, English may be the accepted language but full understanding and grasp of the language may not be fully obtained. Language can also be lost in translation, as in the case of company slogans that have not travelled well, taking on different meanings in different countries. Ultimately, the sender and receiver each exist in different cultures so the ...

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