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this is again a very interesting presentation because it is related to IB(international business) concerned with cultural barriers at the workplace environment as different people are from different backgrounds on the basis of language,religion,life style,attitude,value,belief system etc. they have their own thinking . for eg. in India , we do greet people by joining hands together but in American, they shake hands while greeting the people.India have sub culture like marathi,gujrati,bengali etc.Its really a very interesting must know about the culture of other countries so that it becomes easy to make friends and to make rapport with new people and to maintain the relationship.


<ul><li> 1. CULTURAL OBSTACLES Presented by: Radhika Goyal MBA-07 </li> <li> 2. CROSS CULTURE COMMUNICATION </li> <li> 3. Culture: The way we live in Low context More emphasis on Verbal Communication Eg. The USA, THE UK, and GERMANY. High Context More emphasis on Non-verbal Communication Eg. Japan, India and the middle east. </li> <li> 4. FACIAL AND BODILY GESTURES </li> <li> 5. JAPAN AND AMERICA COUNTRY CULTURE JAPAN More colletivism pay more attention to the eyes Hide their feelings but use eye as an indicator to express their feelings AMERICA More Individualistic Pay more attention to the mouth Express their feelings clearly </li> <li> 6. Cont.. </li> <li> 7. Cont.. When one is late, a person expresses remorse and apologizes to make sure the other does not think their lateness means they dont value the relationship. The reason for being late is not so important. Speak indirectly Friendship for a lifetime When one is late, for example, a person often explains what happened first to provide a factual reason for their lateness and justify their actions. Speak directly to the point. Friendship for a short period of time. </li> <li> 8. What does the following sign mean to you? </li> <li> 9. Cont.. In most of Europe and in the USA, the previous sign symbolises the word ok. However, in other cultures it means something different. For example, in Japan it can mean money. In countries such as Germany, it is used offensively (in the same way 2 fingers are in the UK). In Brazil the sign has a sexual meaning. </li> <li> 10. MARTIN LUTHER KING American federal holiday Holiday promoted by labor unions </li> <li> 11. THANK YOU </li> </ul>