Essay About American Culture

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The world is fast becoming a borderless place. Cultures, races, beliefs and ideologies are blend together and interact because of the growing advances in communications. In order to succeed in this world, we needs to be able to adapt to the various cultural differences as well as be able to maintain a certain sense of individual identity. To be specifically, on the next two months my manager from America will be visiting Malaysia, I think it will be difficult as I had to adjust to the culture of the workforce due to the diversity that existed. There were many different patterns of speech and practices coming from the different people I worked with but soon enough I hope to be able to adapt at communicating with them which proved to be the doorway to other cultures because it enabled me to reach out to other people from other countries and cultures who had come to work or visit here. For me adjusting to American culture can be difficult and at times frustrating. American customs and values might be very different from my home country, example five cultural dimensions to describe their cultural perspective number one is in order Task or Relationship American tendency to focus on getting things accomplished, so much so that building…show more content…
This means that words are less important and greater attention should be given to additional forms of communication such as voice, tone, body language, eye contact and facial expressions. In Malaysia business is personal and based on trust. Therefore, developing relationships rather than exchanging facts and information is the main objective of communication. This also relates to the Malaysian cultural values of courtesy, tolerance, harmony and face. Direct answers, particularly negative ones, are avoided in order to prevent disagreement and preserve harmony; two very important aspects of Malaysian
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