Analyze the cultural and linguistic barriers global managers encounter when working with employees and how they might use cross-cultural communication strategies.
Part 1: Interview
Find an individual who comes from another culture (non-US). This person can be a coworker or a friend, but he/she should be an English language learner who has moved to the US within the past 5-8 years, if possible. Create a list of 8 questions that focus on communication in the workplace and how his/her cultural and linguistic differences have impacted communication clarity, comprehension, and breakdowns.
Part 2: Essay
Summarize what you learned from the interview. Provide quotes from the interview to elaborate on your summary.
How does the information from the interview relate to what you have learned so for in this course? Make direct connections to the readings.
How will you use this information to affect the way you lead teams from diverse cultural backgrounds? Provide four concrete strategies to address communication.
Your essay should be 2000-2250 words and should include at least five (5) citations. The sections should be clearly marked with headings so that your instructor knows which points you are addressing. Follow the guidelines for APA writing style. The title page and references page so not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment.