The most dramatic change in the world economy has been, the global move toward free trade, the unrestricted movement of goods and services, across international borders. As a result of globalization, companies send employees to different countries, students visit foreign universities for higher education, and business people visit foreign markets, to promote their product or service.
There are differences in world cultures based on a society's customs, traditions and value system. Each society has its own do's and don'ts. In this course, we will learn why are cultures of the world different? And Edward T. Hall's perspective of culture, time, and space. And Hofstede's dimensions of culture.
Additionally, Today's, workplace environment has employees who come from myriad backgrounds. Their race, religion, culture, and communication styles are very different from one another. Therefore, it becomes very essential for employees to learn practical skills such as non-verbal, oral, and written communication to coordinate, and work with people, from diverse backgrounds. This course will teach business communication skills, and business etiquette. Students would also learn through celebrity interview videos. Dr. Gene Greissman, author of Lincoln and Obama, talks about communication. And Ms. Christine Simmons, Ex-President, Los Angeles Sparks, talks about diversity. This course would be useful for employees, students or businessmen who interact with people from multicultural background.