Compose a 500 words essay on Intercultrual Communication in the workplace Paper. Needs to be plagiarism free!
The American team is counting on bagging the contract and making a profit and they are very happy to know that their hosts speak fluent English albeit with a slight accent. Despite this reassurance they encountered problems almost from the beginning. During the first meeting itself they expected to cover significant ground yet the Japanese seemed to beat around the bush and not much interested in going ahead.
In the second meeting too when certain issues were being discussed, the Japanese fell silent for a long time which the American found embarrassing and difficult to fill, ultimately they broke the silence by talking about the tourist spots of their city and the best way to get there. The Japanese even appeared to have some kind of telepathic abilities as all of them seemed to understand each other very well by a few gestures and nods, without exchanging a word amongst themselves before talking to the Americans. Though the Japanese agreed to the conditions set out and they took good care of their guests and spent a lot of money on them, they always managed to wriggle out of signing the contract. Ultimately the Americans lost their patience and returned quite exasperated.
Americans and Japanese are described as the “oddest couple in the world, at the opposite end of the cultural spectrum.” ( http: //www.culturalsavvy.com / j