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Communication Paper

Irene Aceves

University Of Phoenix

Teamwork, Collaboration, and Conflict Resolution

SOC 110

Karen Birk

June 17, 2009

Communication Paper

There are different culture backgrounds that we need to understand and learn how they would react to different conversations and jokes that we tend to do; how to communicate with different genders, verbal and nonverbal communication.  

We all communicate by phone, email, text; also in person.  We also communicate with others all the time -- in our homes, in our workplaces, in the groups we belong to, and in the community (Lantieri).  A nonverbal communication is a nod, wave, smile, eye contact with the other person, facial gesture, habits of dress; hair style. A verbal communication is more like an order tasks; interpersonal influence, verbal strategies that heighten that influence while achieving the desired goal serve both the individual and the group (Harris pg. 107).    Verbal communication for example: when a team member is talking and not finished that is considered rude.  Have a decent conversation with the team without an aggressive communication.  Nonverbal communication example:  eye contact, gestures, nods, head motions, body language, and numerous other behaviors indicate how the interaction should progress.  

Women tend to look at problems and issues from a network perspective and try to solve them by using cooperation and collaboration.  Some women tend not to even seek help with other organizations, peers, coworkers, they tend to manage their own problems or issues they might have.  Men are biologically programmed to spread their genes and in order to do so; they must be competitive with other men.  Also men are more aggressive when they tend to communicate with their partners or wife’s. Some man do not know how to communicate as well as women do some men do not show their emotions like women, they might feel if they do they are not men enough like their father’s brought them up.  The basic idea behind the premise that women and men perceive the world differently and therefore communicate differently is based on biology and genetic predisposition.  For examples: We women and our female friends often discuss personal and domestic issues, relationships, health, food, weight, clothing and men.  Men and their male friends are more likely to discuss music, current events, sports, business and women (Candice M. Coleman, Ph.D.).   Also men are generally more aggressive and loud when they are communicating.  

Our culture influences how we approach problems, and how we participate in groups and in communities.  We can misunderstand each other, and react in ways that can hinder what are otherwise promising partnerships. The way people communicate varies widely between, while some of a culture's knowledge, rules, beliefs, values, phobias, and anxieties are taught explicitly.  One aspect of communication style is language usage.  Across cultures, some words and phrases are used in different ways. For example, even in countries that share the English language, the meaning of "yes" varies from "maybe, I'll consider it" to "definitely so," with many shades in between (DuPraw).  Another example: would be having a conversation with the other individual that person misunderstand the conversation and can cause an argument with that individual.    Also learn the different languages within our community to understand the so there would not be a misunderstanding when having a conversation.  


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