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Interpersonal Communication Among Various Cultural Groups

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Six Fundamental Patterns of Cultural Difference:
-Different communication styles
-Different attitudes towards conflict
-Different approaches to completing tasks
-Different decision-making styles
-Different attitudes towards disclosure
-Different approaches to knowing

Culture is often at the root of communication challenges. Exploring historical experiences and the ways in which various cultural groups have related to each other is key to opening channels for cross-cultural communication. Becoming more aware of cultural differences, as well as exploring cultural similarities, can help you communicate with others more effectively. When you find yourself in a confusing situation, ask yourself how culture may be shaping your own reactions, and try to see the world from the other's point of view.

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