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Explain the influence of culture on communication and ways misunderstandings could happen between different cultures.

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This solution defines culture and how culture can have an influence on conflicts and misunderstandings between various cultures.

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Culture can be defined as enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a group of people and are transmitted from one generation to the next. Some elements that comprise culture are geographic region, politics, religion, weather, dress, rituals, food, value of money, work ethic, family structure, domestic roles etc. We are learning to live in a more culturally diverse world with the introduction of world travel and a global economy. All communication is considered cultural because we all come from various cultures. Not everyone communicates in the same way and factors such ...

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