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Need help with topics regarding cultural misunderstanding and insensitivity.

(1) State at least two popular definitions of cultural understanding.
(2) Analyze some of the social and economic problems caused by cultural misunderstanding and insensitivity. Justify your answer using appropriate reasoning and examples.
(3) Analyze the situations in which cultural understanding and sensitivity overlap.
(4) Analyze and explain how international leadership activities can be employed by groups to support their larger goals.
(5) Explain at least three ways you feel would be useful to combat and reduce cultural insensitivity.

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(1) State at least two popular definitions of cultural understanding.

Cultural understanding is to respect other cultures. Cultural understanding allows for a society to be both individualistic and diverse.

(2) Analyze some of the social and economic problems caused by cultural misunderstanding and insensitivity. Justify your answer using appropriate reasoning and examples.

Understanding different cultures is important in today's society, as various cultures are the backbone of many businesses and many international conflicts. In America, women are present at the top of many companies and government positions. When doing business in Mexico, one will notice that women do not hold positions of authority in the majority of its corporations. "Mexican boards are less than 5 percent female overall, the Mexican companies represented on the Latin Trade list had 4.3 percent of board seats, or 20 female directors in 37 companies among 460 board seats." (Braine 2005) How can that be? Mexico sees the role of the woman differently than in the United States. If an American businesswoman went to Mexico to present a business deal, the chances are that the company she works for would not get the account based on gender alone.

Cultural understanding is the basis of many wars. Let us look at the terrorists' bombings of the United States. The cultural differences of America and Al ...

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The solution discusses topics regarding cultural misunderstanding and insensitivity.

(1) State at least two popular definitions of cultural understanding.
(2) Analyze some of the social and economic problems caused by cultural misunderstanding and insensitivity. Justify your answer using appropriate reasoning and examples.
(3) Analyze the situations in which cultural understanding and sensitivity overlap.
(4) Analyze and explain how international leadership activities can be employed by groups to support their larger goals.
(5) Explain at least three ways you feel would be useful to combat and reduce cultural insensitivity.

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