Culture characteristics

Answer:

1. Learned
2. Shared
3. Multifaceted
4. Dynamic
5.Overlapping

Cultures are learned

Answer:

Much of our early training attempts to make us conform to cultural rules. if we don't learn those, we are at risk of becoming outcasts.

Cultures are shared

Answer:

Cultures are group understandings rather than individual ones and belonging to a culture means acting according to group norms.

Cultures are multifaceted

Answer:

Culture includes every part of life
- All of these factors affect one another

Cultures are dynamic

Answer:

Constantly changing
- Economic conditions change, technologies developed and cultural contact increases

Cultural identities overlap

Answer:

We belong to more than one culture, some work together and some conflict
- National, regional, class, ethnic, religious, professional, age, gender

Communication cross culturally

Answer:

- Better jobs
u2022 2008 survey of Fortune 100 CEOS:
u2022 44% had international experience
u2022 7% 1993
- Better people

Culture affects communication

Answer:

- Interpretation of reality
- Understanding of role relations
- Goal-oriented behavior
- Sense of self
- Message making

Individualistic values

Answer:

- Freedom
- Honesty
- Social recognition
- Comfort
- Hedonism
- Rewards distributed based on individual achievement

Collectivistic values

Answer:

- Harmony
- Face-saving
- Duty to parents
- Modesty
- Moderation
- Thrift
- Fulfillment of others' needs
- Rewards distributed equally