Did you realise how much culture impacts the way we communicate?
Cultural awareness and the ability to work within a multicultural, multilingual environment are crucial skills today. The continuous drive of globalisation requires us in many shapes, forms and sizes to embrace other countries and cultures whether at home or far away.
Being aware and open to others helps create better relationships and generally creates a much happier world!
We have put together this introductory guide to cultural awareness as a basic, yet comprehensive look at the role of culture in communication. Sometimes it's such simple things that lead to misunderstandings.
Communication is key in Cross-Cultural Understanding
Our cultural awareness manual is 100% free to download and use. The aim of the manual is to give people a basic introduction to cross-cultural communication and how improving communication skills leads to greater understanding. Communication in this context is aimed at people working within an international or multicultural environment.
The manual is not meant to be an all-encompassing guide on all things intercultural and cross cultural. It’s a massive field we can’t cover in one manual. We have focused specifically on communication as this is one of, if not the, most fundamental aspect people must get right when working across cultures.
Through using this manual, you will learn to:
- Become more self-aware of your own communication style
- Communicate clearly, and
- Act appropriately with people from different countries/cultures
The cultural communication manual can be used in a number of ways. You can use it for self-learning or it as the basis for internal group training. It follows a very simple logic; a question is presented to set the scene. Guidance is then given on how to overcome certain challenges and an exercise always follows to help consolidate knowledge learned.
If you have any questions about the manual then contact us.