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Importance of Communication

some questions that involve critical thinking about the communications issues we have been studying.
Imagine, for example, that a fellow student says, So I'm not a good writer. But I have other places to put my study time. I'm a management major. I'll have secretaries to handle my writing for me.
Give this student your best advice, including the reasoning behind it.

in order communicate clearly and with the proper tone, you should learn everything possible about those with whom you wish to communicate.
What information about your audience would be important so that your message will be communicated effectively and appropriately?

differences between cultures and how such differences can cause problems with cross-border communication.
Can you provide an example of such a problem that happened to you?

describes situations where communication between cultures can sometimes be misunderstood.
Can you find in a newspaper or magazine, 2 sentences containing words and expressions that a non-native English speaker would not be likely to understand. Rewrite the sentences for this reader.

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Imagine, for example, that a fellow student says, So I'm not a good writer. But I have other places to put my study time. I'm a management major. I'll have secretaries to handle my writing for me.
Give this student your best advice, including the reasoning behind it.

It is important to develop your writing skills for a myriad of reasons. In the above example, the student is assuming that he will have secretaries upon which to rely for written communication. However, the world is changing in the manner in which work is executed: text and email are becoming more common, even in business communication. The ability to express your intentions clearly in writing is an important skill. It enables you to promote and support ideas, as well as clarify your intentions. Supervisors to convey instructions also use writing skills. In this manner, one must be able to write in a concise, non-emotional manner so that employees can be productive and not waste time asking for further explanation. Well-written communications save time, and thus money, and also help an organization run smoothly.

In certain jobs, good writing skills are even more important: in advertising and marketing a person will use his or her writing skills to persuade others to purchase a particular product. In management and human resources, good writing skills are useful in documenting events, developing reports, and reviewing ...

Solution Summary

This solution involves critical thinking regarding the importance of knowing how to communicate well. It also involves differences between cultures and what information one needs to know about the audience in order to communicate effectively and appropriately. It includes links and examples.

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