Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    intercultrual communication

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Why is respect for cultural differences important in intercultural communication?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 3:46 am ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    The main reason why we need to have respect for cultural differences when dealing with intercultural communication is because our relationships can become compromised due to unintentional insult. There are certain rules of communication in every culture. In the U.S., for example, it would be considered inappropriate to use certain titles when talking with business associates. In other cultures, it is inappropriate to use hand gestures when communicating in person, ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution explains why respect for cultural differences is important, particularly in intercultural communication. This has become a major issue in recent years, due to the expansive increase in international business trade and globalization.