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Cultural Factors that affect Business Communication

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             CULTURAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
             Various countries interact in business-related activities on a daily basis. However, these
             countries have different cultures. These differences in culture prove to be obstacles in
             business communication. Factors such as language, gestures, holidays and dress codes
             play a major role in business communication. It is important to understand various
             cultures when participating in business-related activities. Knowledge of cultural factors
             eliminates the common mistakes and misunderstandings associated with business
             The purpose of this report is to examine the cultural factors of various countries and how
             they affect business communication, and also to suggest ways to overcome the various
             communication barriers. Understanding cultural factors is vital when dealing with
             business communication. Differences between cultures must be respected in order to
             communicate clearly and effectively.
             In preparing this report, the cultural factors of various countries were analyzed in order to
             determine how they affect business communication. The information is gathered from a
             variety of business journals and magazines.
             This report explores the challenges in cultural communication, examines the differences
             in cultures of various countries, and recommends steps to achieve multicultural
             Communication varies between cultures. Factors such as language and gestures may
             have different meanings in different cultures. These factors make it difficult to
             communicate clearly. In the business world, communication is essential. It is important
             to understand the various differences in communication when dealing with different
             Culture is a concept that encompasses many elements, but is simply defined as the
             customs or common experiences shared by a community or group. Cultures vary from
             country to country, and the differences in cultura...

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