I am involved in an online discussion on how language and culture affect workplace success. The moderator has framed the discussion in there terms;” exploring the more subtle cultural differences of communicative style – those rules of communication that we all follow more or less unconsciously, but which change from culture to culture, and thus are frequently implicated in misunderstandings, stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace. It is my belief that workplace success requires more than just language and technical skills. The workplace is an inherently political site, and we need to prepare our students to navigate it successfully. “
The follow is offered as a resource for the participants.
“Interethnic Communication: How to Recognize Negative Stereotypes and Improve Communication between Ethnic Groups.”