Please read ‘The Rising Importance of Cross Cultural Communication in Global Business Scenario’ by Dr. Prasanta Kumar Padhi. This can be accessed at:http://www.questjournals.org/jrhss/papers/vol4-issue1/E412026.pdf

Task

Please read ‘The Rising Importance of Cross Cultural Communication in Global Business Scenario’ by Dr. Prasanta Kumar Padhi. This can be accessed at:http://www.questjournals.org/jrhss/papers/vol4-issue1/E412026.pdf
Drawing on what you have learnt in MGT211, please answer the following questions:
1. Why is cross cultural communication (CCC) a business issue?

2. Why is CCC an ethics issue? How would an understanding of ethics assist a professional to communicate effectively with people from other cultures?

3. What do you think the author meant by “Recent economic challenges further highlight the need for organizations to develop the internal communication capacity necessary to control and monitor external threats’?

4. Explain why ‘cultural proficiency doesn’t mean memorizing every cultural nuance of every market; it’s knowing when to listen, when to ask for help, and when—finally—to speak’

5. The author argues that ‘Focus should be placed on using individual differences’. Why do you think this approach might be more effective than ‘promoting cultural adaptation’?

6. Explain why ‘Companies that are successful in communicating cross-culturally have a competitive advantage’ (Genevieve, 2007).

7. Compare and contrast the communication styles of your home country and Australia. How do they differ? Are there similarities?

8. Give an example of how one of the differences that you have identified might lead to misunderstanding. How could this have a negative effect on business?

9. Why might ‘The obsession to overemphasize the differences between different cultures may result in stereotypes being conceived and such perceived notions may prove to be a hindrance in communicating with people’?

10. Give examples of how Australians stereotype people from your country, and how people from your country stereotype Australians. Do you think these stereotypes are accurate?
Rationale
This task allows students to practice working with academic sources and writing formally. The task provides students with an opportunity to apply the subject content to their particular field of study and practice. The task addresses the following learning outcomes:
be able to resolve a range of real life ethical dilemmas; and
be able to critically reflect on their role as business professionals and how their future actions as business professionals can affect society in positive and negative ways.
Marking criteria
Criterion HD DI CR PS FL
Academic skills (10) Use of academic writing that is formal, and cautiously phrased. Work contains distinct, articulate statements with no errors. References used in-text and in the reference list comply with APA standards. All work has been acknowledged appropriately. All tasks have been addressed, and each response is labelled clearly. Use of academic writing that is formal and cautiously phrased. Work contains distinct, articulate statements that have very few errors. References used in-text and in the reference list comply with APA standards, and all work has been acknowledged appropriately. All tasks have been addressed, and each response is labelled clearly. Appropriate academic/professional writing is used. There may be minor spelling, grammatical and/or punctuation errors in the work, but the work shows evidence of proofreading. References in-text and in reference list mostly comply with APA standards. All tasks have been addressed, and each response is labelled. Appropriate academic/professional writing. Some spelling, grammatical and/or punctuation errors found, but the work is readable. Others’ work has been acknowledged, although referencing does not always comply with APA standards. All tasks have been addressed, and each response is labelled. Writing is not of academic standard in that it contains spelling, grammatical and/or punctuation errors. It may not use properly-constructed sentences and/or paragraphs. The work of others is not acknowledged appropriately. Not all,tasks have been attempted.
Reflective skills (10) The student has reflected critically, and has discussed what he/she has learnt (rather than merely reiterating the material). There is evidence of deep understanding and thoughtful consideration. The student’s responses to the questions show clear links to MGT211 subject materials. The student has reflected , and has discussed what he/she has learnt (rather than merely reiterating the material). There is evidence of a good understanding and thoughtful consideration. The student’s responses to the questions shows links to MGT211 subject materials. The student has made a good attempt to reflect, and has discussed what he/she has learnt (rather than merely reiterating the material). There is evidence of some understanding and consideration. The student’s responses to the questions show some links to MGT211 subject materials. The student has made a good attempt to reflect, and has discussed what he/she has learnt (rather than merely reiterating the material). There is evidence of a basic understanding and consideration. The student’s responses to the questions do not show show a logical link to MGT211 subject materials. Work is mainly copied or paraphrsed from original article and/or other sources. There is no evidence of reflection. and/or understanding. The students has not addressed the criterion adequately.
Responses to questions
(10 marks per question).  The student has demonstrated a clear and comprehensive understanding of the issues/concepts raised in the question The student has demonstrated a good understanding of the issues/concepts raised in the question.   The student has demonstrated some understanding of the issues/concepts raised in the question. The student has demonstrated a basic understanding of the issues/concepts raised in the question.  The student has not addressed the task to an adequate level.
Please note the following:
To attain a mark at a higher level, all criteria at the lower level must be met (e.g. to achieve a credit, students must fulfil all the requirements listed in the pass column for the relevant criterion and, in addition, must perform at the level indicated in the credit column.
Addressing a criterion at a particular level does not guarantee you the maximum marks for that level. There will be some difference among students in regard to how well they have satisfied each requirement. Where there is some leeway for the allocation of marks, these will be awarded at your marker’s discretion (taking into account how well you have satisfied the requirement).
Presentation

Use a standard 12pt font such as Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial
Do not convert your work into pdf
Use at least 1.5 spacing between lines of text
Left- justify body text.
Number your pages (except the cover page).
Include your name and student number in a footer on every page.

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