As the instrumental style is based on the ‘erabi’ worldview, the affective style reflects the ‘awase’ or ‘adjustive’ point of view. Furthermore, no differences were found between seller’s profit and buyer’s satisfaction. Relies on the listener knowing related events through close association with the speaker or culture. In other cultures, including African and some Asian countries, indirect communication is more prevalent. The latter seems to depend on buyer’s reciprocating a co-operative approach while the seller’s behaviour did not influence his or her profit. Similarity did not influence the outcome. The members of this group, which Hofstede calls the ‘we’- or ‘in-group’, are first members of the “extended family”10, but also co-workers, colleagues or classmates11. It enables the Koreans to detect whether the interlocutor is pleased with the conversation or not by interpreting the other’s facial expression . Therefore they use in their speech the personal style which reflects an egalitarian social order where both, speaker and listener, have the same rights and both use the same language patterns. ‘nein’, 2. 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1 I am aware of my preferred communication style. 217-229, Okabe, R “Cultural Assumptions of East and West; Japan and the United States”, in: Gudykunst, W.B. Members of cultures with high uncertainty avoidance, have lower tolerance for uncertainty and ambiguity, which expresses itself in higher levels of anxiety and energy release, greater need for formal rules and absolute truth, and less tolerance for people or groups with deviant ideas or behaviour.”24. Ihre Loyalität, die eigentlich ihrer Familie gelten sollte, dehnen sie auf ihre Firmen aus. Australia: Communication Styles Australia, Culture Tips/Etiquette Dec 20, 2016 No Comments. Ich habe es verstanden, 2. Examples of Finland, Japan and In-dia are presented. [They] feel a personal relationship might interfere with the performance of [their] job.”70. If the conversation continues this way, the Athabaskan will not be able to start talking or to make any comments while the English speaker goes on and on. (1998), p. 27, 8 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S, (1988), p. 40, 11 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), p. 42, 12 Oshio, T. in: Otte, W. A person-oriented language stresses informality and symmetrical power relationships. 52, 1988, pp. ): „Analysing intercultural communication“, Berlin 1987, Mortensen, C.D. He answered ‘yes’. ), “Cultural communication and intercultural contact”, Hillsdale 1990, Enninger, W. „What interactans do with non-talk across cultures“, in: Knapp, K. (1987), pp. The buyer had mostly a better individual profit than the seller. 52, 1988, pp. Students for example become quiet as soon as the teacher enters the room. Möglicherweise oder 5. Foreign negotiators should therefore be aware of his or her role in the negotiation and should act accordingly. Cultural Information - Communication Styles Question: What do I need to know about verbal and non-verbal communications? Across Culture Communication Style Choices in Western and British C ulture . “Die Japaner sind direkt ihrer Gruppe loyal. Mühlen made artificial pauses and hoped that the director would take over the burden of speaking. Becoming silent in such situations means a recognition and acknowledgement of the authoritative position. “Communicating with the Arabs”. Vielleicht ja, 3. Without this hold-accept procedure, longer pauses are rather possible in unfocused interactions where “participants are not so much concerned with filling the time by a continuous flow of turns, but the management of sheer and mere copresence., as for example retired neighbours sharing a park bench.”61. 4.1 Direct vs. (...) All I could do was to give modest cue to make him talk about the subject if ever he wished to. Eastern and Western are far to broad strokes to talk about communication styles. It must be chosen because a simple statement could mean the opposite. This proceeding is consistent with the assumption made in the personal vs. contextual style chapter. The ‘individualism - collectivism dimension’ is the “major dimension of cultural variability(...)8 ”. Furthermore that opinions and decisions are right because of the higher position a person has. that high-context communication is used in collectivistic cultures, whereas members of individualistic cultures use low-context communication. Touching. Of course members of the same culture do not all and always (re)act in the same way and (re)actions are not entirely predictable due to individual personalities. As in the previous chapter, I will focus on those dimensions which were chosen by Gudykunst and TingToomey in order to describe their verbal communication styles. 273, 62 Basso, K. in: Carbough, D. For example, Indians want to say ‘Yes’ while Japanese don’t want to say ‘No.’ Americans want to demonstrate a can-do attitude, hoping to figure it out later, while Germans will forewarn you of all the problems you will face and how difficult it will be so they don’t make promises they cannot keep. In the U.S. and most western cultures, direct communication is usually the preferred style. Campbell investigated “the influence of the similarity of negotiators (...) on bargaining strategies (...) and negotiation outcomes (...)”68: Even if the negotiations, on which the data is based, were not conducted by businessmen of different cultures but by persons of the same nationality, a comparison reveals differences in negotiation patterns. Even more ambiguous is the word ‚maybe‘. However, in certain situations this may not be possible. The inferior therefore must make concessions. Members of individualistic, low-context cultures tend to see every individual as equal which is also reflected in their language. This is in a sharp contrast to speaker using the instrumental style, who would carry on arguing in order to change his or her listener’s attitude. “Style” refers to an organization's guidelines for consistency in how words, phrases, typographical elements, etc., are to be used—or not used. Unlike in the United States, pointing is done with the entire hand rather than one finger. No additional words or paraphrases are required. If the manager is a direct communicator, he/she might say to the employee, “You have made a number of errors and incorrect assumptions in this report. The first step must now be to equalise the difference in order to achieve a situation of balance. There is an interdependence between employer and employee. The hierarchies are flat with a decentralised organisation and a small number of supervisors who are expected to be accessible to their subordinates. When a direct communicator wants or needs something, he/she will ‘come right out and say it’. /Hall, M. „Hidden Differences. (...) Dr. Y (the director) seemed not only not to notice my subtle reminders, but for almost half an hour said nothing at all. Iranians for example avoid being embarrassed or embarrassing members of their in-group. An indirect rejection of the demand would be likely. So everyone is considered as an individual with individual talents and goals and “the ties between individuals are loose.”19. They value the effectiveness of short, direct answers, and expect and respect honesty and frankness. (1990), p. 305, 63 Mühlen, A. in: Pürschel, H. This style is mainly used in cultures of the Middle East such as Iran, Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi-Arabia which are moderate on Hofstede’s uncertainty avoidance dimensions and are high- context cultures. For them, formality “allows for a smooth and predictable interaction(...)”.46 Therefore they employ the verbal contextual style. In contrast, similarity did not affect the negotiation’s outcome significantly in a German negotiation. Finally, the succinct style refers to the use of understatements, pauses and silences. According to Weggel, ‘yes’ carries various meanings in cultures using the indirect style: “1. Pauses can be filled with utterances such as 'ah', 'um', repetitions, sentence corrections, word changes etc. ), “Intercultural Communication Theory”, Beverly Hills 1983, Gudykunst, W.B. (eds. The instrumental style is dominant in individualistic, low-context cultures. Go back, check your data and proofread your work. ), (1983) , p. 35, 51 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), p. 112, 52 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), p. 113, 54 Bruneau, T.J. in: Mortensen, C.D. We therefore turn directly to the next form of silence. Punctuality is a fluid notion in Nepal. Ich habe es zur Kenntnis genommen und ‘ja’ im westlichen Sinne.”31. (1996), p. 30, 40 Okabe, R. in: Gudykunst, W.B. with people having the same cultural background, without great disturbances. If the manager is an indirect communicator, he/she might say, “It seems there are some mistakes in this report and readers may question some of your assumptions. We learned that there are significant differences in the use of language. Therefore some dimensions of cultural variability will be examined in this chapter. acting on the offensive but in concealed manner. Only by the destruction of continuity we can consider a thought or an emotion as finished. The role is in the U.K. seems to be even more important than in France. They do so in order to keep up group harmony and group conformity, which are, as we have seen in the previous chapter, main concerns in collectivistic cultures29. (1996), pp. Mind creates both. But, as we have already said, the director remained silent for about half an hour. As we can see, the role of the negotiator is important in France and the U.K.. Different aspects that influence negotiation outcomes among western cultures were investigated in the last part and it was shown that assumptions about ‘similarity’ or strategic approaches vary between Germans, British, French and North Americans. Uninterrupted eye contact can be awkward for those not used to such etiquette; however, eye contact demonstrates attention and interest in a conversation. In contrast, similarity does not enhance one’s profit in Germany. 4.4 Instrumental vs. Affective style, 5 Silence Case Western Reserve University’s Editorial Style Guide is here to help writers, editors and other communication professionals across campus present ideas and information clearly and consistently. The speaker does not express his intention in an explicit way but he/she expects from his/her interlocutor to understand the meaning of the message within its context. acting defensively and openly, is rather unlikely in collectivistic cultures, since 'no' as an answer is avoided. In this chapter we want to clarify what silence is, which forms of silence have been observed and why it occurs during a conversation. After having finished the first one, he will wait his regular length of time before continuing. The public will stop talking when the judge enters the court. People in high power distance cultures express positive emotions to superiors and negative emotions to subordinates. In the U.S. and most western cultures, direct communication is usually the preferred style. For example, f eelings of annoyance Seller’s profit was enhanced by the use of a distributive or instrumental approach to negotiations (which is the opposite of a co-operative approach). Polite nods are common when greeting someone but due to the restrained style, the gestures are not as frequent. "12 One’s identity derives from of the group and one would never think of breaking the loyalty towards the group. This style is mainly used in low uncertainty avoidance and low-context cultures like that of the United States, where “the lack of shared assumptions requires the American speaker to verbalise his or her message to make his or her discrete intend clear and explicit.”40 The verbal message contains the message to a great extent. Moreover the role seems to be very important and prescribes a certain behaviour. (1983), pp. (ed.) 3.1 Individualism vs. Collectivism Especially during our childhood we acquire such patterns, which are established more and more firmly the older we are. Germans are maybe not even interested in searching for similarities, because “German[s] will keep [their] distance. (...) The entire system of spoken language would fail without man's ability to both tolerate and create sign sequences of silence-sound-silence units. There is no clear distinction in some positions from interactive silence but it can be seen as a concurrent support. The Chinese people prefer not to be touched, but it is accepted in public places when not avoidable. Hence, the discussion was at first very unfavourable for the Trade Councillor. By contrast, the affective style is process-oriented in verbal exchange and uses a receiver-oriented language. Furthermore, they are more likely to show emotional feelings, aggressive behaviour is accepted when a conflict or competition occurs, and there is a strong tendency for consensus. (ed.) They have lower levels of anxiety, accept ambiguity, have lower stress levels and a subjective feeling of well-being, just to name a few characteristics. “Basic readings in Communication Theory”, New York 1979, Mühlen, A. Keywords: high/low context culture, communication style, culture, cultural fea-tures, individualism, collectivism, Finland, Japan, India. This fact is also reflected in their style of speaking. Sometimes it helps to start by explaining what assertiveness is not. Within a company the degree for unequal treatment is reduced to a low level. 105, 39 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S., Nishida, T. A certain style of communication could be evaluated differently under various circumstances or in distinct cultures. Bruneau described three different forms of silence, each with different functions: psycholinguistic silence, interactive silence and socio-cultural silence. The index for power distance describes the dependence of relationships in a country. Basically, all human beings have the same biological characteristics. The meeting described above also reveals another pattern in Asian negotiation strategies. A good startin… “Communicative Silences: Forms and Functions”, in: Mortensen, C.D. Prospect Heights 1982, Basso, K. „To give up on words: Silence in Western Apache cultures”, in: Carbough, D. (1990), Bruneau,T.J. A German brake-factory asked Mühlen to convince the director of the Singaporean underground metrorail system to order the brakes in Germany. They go so far as to enjoy argument and heated discussion as a sort of an intellectual game.”48 This kind of arguing is based on the ‘erabi’ or ‘selective’ worldview. 227, 58 Enninger, W. in: Knapp, K. The Japanese for instance have developed haragei, or the ‘art of the belly’, for the meeting of minds without clear verbal interaction. 6.1 Analysis of Singaporean-German business negotiation - Completely free - with ISBN In times of globalisation, the global village and the Internet, the aspect of intercultural communication becomes more and more important. To Western listeners using mainly the exacting style, the elaborate style may sound exaggerated or even extreme, radical and aggressive. Indirect communicators believe that being polite is more important than giving a true response; this belief is related to the concept of ‘saving face’ – to avoid hurting another person’s self-esteem. (ed.) By Nargis Nargis Nargis and Imtihan - Hanim. In other words, significations of speech signs are possible because of their interdependence with imposed silence."54. Silence can be seen as a part of verbal communication and we saw that cultures use it to a different extent as a rhetorical tool. in The Leap Year movie. They will only tolerate such a gap when it has been marked in advance as a temporary interactional exit (for example by saying ‘Wait a second’) which has been accepted (for example by saying ‘Take your time’). North Americans for example prefer a first-name basis and direct address. age or rank ). Communication style: The Japanese rely on facial expression, tone of voice and posture to tell them what someone feels. We will now turn to a further dimension of communication style which is the elaborate, exacting and succinct style dimension. Based on these results we will analyse a business negotiation between a Singaporean and a German businessman as well as between negotiators of western cultures, and reveal at the same time differences in proceeding in such a situation. The receiver might therefore conclude that what the source is urging is good for „our kind of people,“ and thus change his attitude accordingly.“, 70 Campbell, N.C.G., Graham, J., Jolibert, A., Meissner, H., p. 53, 71 Campbell defines the problem-solving approach „as a set of negotiation behaviours that are co-operative, integrative and information-exchange-orientated.“, - Publication as eBook and book Considering these variables, we turned to explain different verbal communication styles, distinguishing between the direct-indirect, the elaborate-exacting-succinct, the personal-contextual and the instrumental-affective style and assigned them to specific cultures. /Ting-Toomey, S. “Culture and interpersonal communication”, Newbury Park 1988, Gudykunst, W.B. The first example below shows the type of communication that will not work with someone who has a direct communication style. Hofstede calls these patterns “mental programs” or “software of the mind”3. Verbal. Psycholinguistic and socio-cultural silence completed the three dimensions of silence set by Bruneau. In this example, Jane is the one with the direct communication style. The different cultures, power distance could be the obstacle in intercultural communication. While German and British negotiators use a distributive or instrumental one, Americans employ a problem-solving approach71. Hence, silence destroys continuity which is necessary in order to lend clarity to speech. How to communicate with the Germans”, Hamburg 1983, Hofstede, G. „Cultures and Organization: Software of the mind“, Maidenhead 1991, Jonach, I. By doing so, they “emphasise listener’s abilities to infer speaker’s intentions.”28 An example for indirect speech would be to say ‘it is somewhat cold today’ instead of saying ‘please close the door’. We will keep the dimensions of individualism-collectivism, low- and high context communication, uncertainty avoidance and power distance in mind, in order to explain different verbal communication styles. An Arab trying to show his /her point of view towards a topic, may fill his/her statements with many words, metaphors etc., which … These three verbal stylistic variations describe the quantity of talk in everyday conversations in different cultures. "56 A long interactive silence can signify that one is careful or an has an emotionally close relationship with his or her counterpart or, in contrast, an interpersonal snub when the participants are not familiar. In a sixty minute conversation of members of this culture he counted 85 between-turn non-phonations, varying in length from five to 55 seconds. However, the second request may require interpretation. These conceptions often include the use of silence for different purposes. The difference of the direct and indirect style can provoke a communicative breakdown between the interlocutors. (1998), pp. In other cultures, including African and some Asian countries, indirect communication is more prevalent. Suddenly he seemed to become a little bit nervous which he expressed with an (for my eyes) exaggerated smile and I soon noticed that he did not know the right way. (ed. Indirect speakers will not make a direct statement or directly answer a question that might cause tension or result in an uncomfortable situation. The seller’s profit and buyer’s satisfaction were related positively to similarity. Some non-verbal communication cues (hand gestures, facial expressions etc.) Members of collectivistic, high-context cultures prefer to use the indirect verbal style. Recognize how your style may affect others, and become more flexible in how you approach people with a different style. It is therefore necessary that one is aware of these differences in order to lead a trouble free conversation and, moreover, to achieve a high individual profit. Vice versa the Arab listener may not understand a simple, clearly pronounced message in the way it is meant by the speaker, but exactly the opposite, due to the necessity of additional expressions in Arab culture. 6.2 Differences in negotiation patterns between France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. communication and Western vs. Eastern values. Hence, longer pauses are more common in high-context cultures and shorter ones in low-context cultures. Before we can talk about cultural differences, we first have to clarify in which way the term “culture” will be used throughout this paper. 5.2 Interactive Silence )(1996), p. 189, 35 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), p. 104, 36 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), pp. He or she then often claims his right to finish the sentence. As the director did not, Mühlen continued to speak. Liu spoke to CNN Style about design, misunderstandings, and the challenge of reducing complicated concepts into easy-to-understand images. The context in which something is said affects the meaning of the words. Assertiveness is a style of communication which many people struggle to put into practice, often because of confusion around exactly what it means. (ed. In contrast, members of collectivistic, high-context cultures find themselves during a conversation in certain roles which can depend on the status of the interlocutors. What must be said, will be said. It says that neither more nor less information is required to communicate a message. The ‘we’ identity takes precedence over the ‘I’ identity in collectivistic cultures.13, In conclusion we can say that “Collectivism (...) pertains to societies in which people from birth onwards are integrated into strong, cohesive in-groups, which throughout people’s lifetime continue to protect them in exchange for unquestioning loyalty.”14, In contrast,” the ‘I’ identity has precedence in individualistic cultures over the ‘we’ identity(...)”15. Furthermore, this is consisting with Hall’s low/high context continuum, where British and French are rather high context cultures compared to the American and German cultures. Silence as a major source of rhetorical control takes place mostly in ceremonial public events, like flag rising, praying or testimony. (1990), pp. Missouri Western is committed to the safety and well-being of our campus community and fulfilling our mission of education and service. Erabi means choosing the best from a range of alternatives to effect such change.”49. 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