Mühlen and the director find themselves in certain roles. On the other hand, an indirect communicator will use words to hide their true intention and show their real intention mostly only through nonverbal communication. He stresses his own importance and that of his country. (eds.) The elaborate style distinguishes itself by a rich, expressive language, which uses a large number of adjectives describing a noun, exaggerations, idiomatic expressions, proverbs and metaphors. (ed.) Everybody has the ability to sleep, eat, move etc2. By contrast, the affective style is process-oriented in verbal exchange and uses a receiver-oriented language. 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. An Arab trying to show his /her point of view towards a topic, may fill his/her statements with many words, metaphors etc., which … If he uses the push-mode, i.e. This ‘no’ contains the information, that something is not accepted and emphasises a different personal point of view towards a topic. Negative feelings about one’s interlocutor could moreover be stretched on the whole ethnic group and culturally specific stereotypes, which do not correspond to reality, might be established. ‘nein’, 2. Mühlen, after he had explained in vain that such a meeting in corruption free Singapore would not make much sense, agreed and promised to arrange a protocol meeting to introduce himself as the new Trade Councillor. BibTex; Full citation Abstract. Both sides are supposed to use their “intuitive sense52 ” For Koreans, this intuitive sense is reflected in the concept of ‘nunchi’. (1979), pp. So everyone is considered as an individual with individual talents and goals and “the ties between individuals are loose.”19. “I avoided speaking directly (...) about my purpose for coming, i.e. I see a global communication skill set as a totally different kind of communication. When these two styles clash in a negotiation, Americans might get the impression that the interlocutor is not really interested in the own needs. When an English speaker has finished a sentence he expects the Athabaskan to take the burden of speak within a certain time. This communication style can come across as ambiguous. in The Leap Year movie. communication and Western vs. Eastern values. (1979), pp. Cultural Information - Communication Styles Question: What do I need to know about verbal and non-verbal communications? As we have already mentioned in the cultural variability chapter, cultures have different assumptions about values. acting defensively and openly, is rather unlikely in collectivistic cultures, since 'no' as an answer is avoided. Students for example become quiet as soon as the teacher enters the room. ), (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. Once one has learned how the system works, (s)he is likely to be able “to control one’s environment, at least to a partial extent”5. The fact that the director invited Mühlen a couple of weeks later for a second meeting, where the atmosphere was essentially more relaxed and the issue was discussed, proves that the director had a positive impression of his interlocutor. 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. Silence, indirectness, understatements and pauses, too, carry a meaning. A certain style of communication could be evaluated differently under various circumstances or in distinct cultures. /Ting-Toomey, S. “Culture and interpersonal communication”, Newbury Park 1988, Gudykunst, W.B. We learned that there are significant differences in the use of language. A person-oriented language stresses informality and symmetrical power relationships. Members of individualistic, low-context cultures tend to see every individual as equal which is also reflected in their language. Hall/Hall use a similar terminology calling culture “a shared programme for behaviour” and comparing it with “a giant, complex computer; one has to know how the system works to lead a satisfactory life”4. In the example, Mühlen was the first to speak, though not the first to talk about business. Only the ability to interpret the spoken and unspoken in the right way combined with a good knowledge of a language will lead to a successful and smooth conversation. Therefore the knowledge of at least one foreign language is definitely a crucial skill one should have. Basically, all human beings have the same biological characteristics. Finally, the succinct style refers to the use of understatements, pauses and silences. In the silence chapter we noted that North Americans would hardly accept a pause longer than six seconds during a conversation. With direct communication, there is less risk of misunderstanding, but more risk of surprising or offending the receiver. Hence, longer pauses are more common in high-context cultures and shorter ones in low-context cultures. The language is therefore used in a straightforward and precise way and emphasises “speaker’s ability to express their intentions.”27. (ed.) The seller’s profit and buyer’s satisfaction were related positively to similarity. 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. As length of pauses between turns can vary across cultures they constitute a potential danger which can lead to a breakdown in intercultural communication. Finally, strategic approaches are not the same. 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. Hence, the speaker is transmitter and receiver at the same time. Indirect Style 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1 I am aware of my preferred communication style. (ed.) Speech Class 101. - It only takes five minutes In order to distinguish cultures using rather longer pauses at TRP’s and those using shorter ones at these points we can refer to Hall’s low- vs. high context dimension. It says that “human beings will adapt and aggregate themselves to the environment rather than change and exploit it, as the speaker attempts to adjust himself or herself to the feelings of his or her listeners. In this example, Jane is the one with the direct communication style. he remained silent.67 A direct rejection, i.e. He must be aware of his inferior part and proceed in an offensive but concealed way, what Mühlen calls the communicative pull-mode66, in order to allow the superior to start discussing the issue whenever the latter wants to. There is no clear distinction in some positions from interactive silence but it can be seen as a concurrent support. Aim of This Article It is generally acknowledged that people from different countries tend to com- What must be said, will be said. High context cultures have widely shared socio-cultural assumptions and therefore they do not have to verbalise as much as low-context cultures. Psycholinguistic and socio-cultural silence completed the three dimensions of silence set by Bruneau. So it is possible to interact with the environment, i.e. 3.2 Low vs. High context communication This fact is also reflected in their style of speaking. Similarity did not affect the outcome of an American negotiation and there was no significant difference between buyer’s and seller’s profit. Saying ‘no’ would disturb the positive atmosphere.30. age or rank ). 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1 I understand how my behavior and chosen communication style(s) may impact my interactions with others. Pre-Project Statement Post-Project 5 4 3 2 1 I understand different communication styles. It must be chosen because a simple statement could mean the opposite. But Mühlen did not and came to the appointment without this piece of information. The big difference to German negotiation patterns is that the buyer had a significantly higher individual profit. Inequalities are normally expected and privileges are seen as something natural by superiors. Furthermore we can assume, that the German's tolerance, as a member of the occidental world, does not differ essentially. After having finished the first one, he will wait his regular length of time before continuing. His intention, while remaining silent, was to test his interlocutor whether he is worthy of a long-term relationship or not. 105, 38 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), pp. A report Alexander Mühlen who worked at the German embassy as a Trade Councillor in Singapore and was concerned with mediating between German and Singaporean enterprises wrote, shows how difficult it is even for an experienced professional to handle a negotiation with an Asian counterpart without disturbances. Due to different systems of pausing between turns, the Athabaskan would reply later than the English expects. (eds.) Members of cultures in which the direct style is used have, for example, learned to say ‘no’ when it is necessary. A communication style is the way in which we use language to share information with others. (ed. Bestimmt nicht”.32 The problem is how to interpret the term in the right way. 4.4 Instrumental vs. Affective style, 5 Silence Hence, for him the meeting was rather successful. When someone is asked to give an answer to a specific question, they will typically give both the context of the answer as well as the answer itself. A communication style is the way people communicate with others, verbally and nonverbally. 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. In contrast, similarity does not enhance one’s profit in Germany. Churches, libraries and cemeteries are just a few examples where people keep silent for the purpose of maintaining norms and popular belief. Furthermore that opinions and decisions are right because of the higher position a person has. In contrast, the low-context communication is one “in which the mass of the information is vested in the explicit code”21. In the Japanese honorific language, there are not only differences in vocabulary but also differences in grammar.45 If one fails in choosing the right words it is considered an offence. I spoke and spoke and continued to speak, stopping to make artificial pauses, yet saw no facial expressions or body language on his side.”64. The director rejected Mühlens' request indirectly by not moving at all, i.e. The longer or the more complex the periods of speech are, the longer is the hesitation. 3 Cultural Variability 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). Verbal. The ‘individualism - collectivism dimension’ is the “major dimension of cultural variability(...)8 ”. Members of individualistic, low-context cultures tend to use the direct style, which corresponds best to the value orientations (honesty, openness, individual worth) of such cultures. And, vice- versa, Germans or British could think that the negotiation becomes too detailed and thus, too long. As we can see, the role of the negotiator is important in France and the U.K.. Members of cultures low in uncertainty avoidance take uncertainty as “a normal feature of life”25. (ed.) The Japanese for instance have developed haragei, or the ‘art of the belly’, for the meeting of minds without clear verbal interaction. 3.3 Uncertainty avoidance Western ventures as well as expat foreign workers that start working in the Middle East face many challenges due to the differences in their communication style. Western cultures are basically interested in a short or medium term relationship. Advancement in the professional world requires learning to ‘cross the bridge’ between both communication styles. Recognize how your style may affect others, and become more flexible in how you approach people with a different style. There is an interdependence between employer and employee. Almaney, A., Alwan, A. In the last chapter we investigated differences in negotiation behaviours. Only by the destruction of continuity we can consider a thought or an emotion as finished. )(1996), p. 188, 34 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S., Nishida, T. But it is always used after a negative question, to which a German speaker would reply with ‘nein’ or ‘doch’. (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. Refusals: Direct refusals, such as ‘no’, may be considered to be too harsh and open disagreement is likely to be interpreted as hostile or aggressive. 5.2.1 Turn Taking and Transition Relevant Places The Dutch may look to you to ‘break the ice’. 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 speaker is not only expected to transmit his or her message, but at the same time to be ”considerate about other’s feelings”..50 That means that he or she is supposed to be aware of the listener’s reactions, to interpret them and finally to adjust himself or herself to his or her listener. 227, 58 Enninger, W. in: Knapp, K. But in this case it is not due to differences in length of TRP's that this discussion took this uncomfortable turn, but rather to a strategic proceeding on the part of the director. Mühlen made artificial pauses and hoped that the director would take over the burden of speaking. An Arab trying to show his /her point of view towards a topic, may fill his/her statements with many words, metaphors etc., which show in Arab countries firmness and strength on an issue. (...) The entire system of spoken language would fail without man's ability to both tolerate and create sign sequences of silence-sound-silence units. “Style” refers to an organization's guidelines for consistency in how words, phrases, typographical elements, etc., are to be used—or not used. Moreover the role seems to be very important and prescribes a certain behaviour. Bruneau stated that "Silence is to speech as the white of this paper is to this print. The challenge for everybody who finds him or herself in such a situation is to be able to see through the communication patterns of the interlocutor and to understand his or her intention correctly. People have the possibility to travel across continents, students are highly recommended to pass an internship in a foreign country and bigger enterprises will hardly survive without introducing their products in foreign markets or merging with foreign companies in order to establish a multinational company. 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. A smiley-face emoticon Example of kaomoji smileys This article contains Unicode emoticons or emojis . 52, 1988, pp. Non-verbal communication . [They] feel a personal relationship might interfere with the performance of [their] job.”70. Mind creates both. 269-299, Gudykunst, W.B. It can be difficult for someone unaccustomed to a particular style of communication to ‘guess at’ the underlying meaning of indirect communication, and this may create a block to meaningful communication. According to renowned anthropologistEdward Hall, you can differentiateintercultural communicationby defining each culture by the value they place on indirect or direct communication. Moreover interactive silence can express deep emotions and it is used as a form of social control. (1996), pp. 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. This is just one example to show how easily misunderstandings can occur, when interlocutors with direct and indirect style communicate. After having defined the term ‘culture’ we categorised cultural variables, such as individualism-collectivism, low- and high context communication, uncertainty avoidance and power distance, in order to explain cultural differences concerning shared assumptions about values and worldviews. In this chapter we want to clarify what silence is, which forms of silence have been observed and why it occurs during a conversation. 4.2 Elaborate vs. Exacting vs. Succinct Style The instrumental style is dominant in individualistic, low-context cultures. Asian people rather tend to reply to a question by saying ‘yes’ and by avoiding saying ‘no’. They include unfilled and filled pauses. 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. (1985), p. 155, 13 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), p. 40, 15 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), p. 40, 17 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), p. 40, 22 Gudykunst, W.B./Ting-Toomey, S. (1988), p. 44, 27 Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S., Nishida, T. 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. 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. “If an Arab says exactly what he [or she] means without the expected assertion, other Arabs may still think that he [or she] means the opposite. We therefore turn directly to the next form of silence. In the U.S. and most western cultures, direct communication is usually the preferred style. Awase is the logic not of choosing between but of aggregating several alternatives.”53 The affective style is dominant in collectivistic, high-context cultures. Go back, check your data and proofread your work. Psycholinguistic silence does not contain a potential source of misunderstanding in an intercultural conversation as it only describes cognitive processes. 226-245, 1 Slembek, E. in: Jonach, I. The speaker just uses those words, which describe exactly the speakers’ intention. 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. Die japanischen Gewerkschaften sind überwiegend Betriebsgewerkschaften, die der Mutterfirma treu bleiben. Keywords: high/low context culture, communication style, culture, cultural fea-tures, individualism, collectivism, Finland, Japan, India. Pauses can be filled with utterances such as 'ah', 'um', repetitions, sentence corrections, word changes etc. A similar situation can occur when the Athabaskan intends to say a series of sentences. - Every paper finds readers. In countries with high power distance employees are too afraid to express their doubts and disagreement with their bosses. When these two verbal stylistic variations clash in a conversation, a communicative breakdown may occur and, furthermore, the differences are considered to be an important factor, which complicates the relationship between North America and Egypt.38 The exacting style is similar to Grice’s concept of the ‘quantity maxim’, which says that “(...) individuals should not give others more or less information than necessary.”39. Erabi means choosing the best from a range of alternatives to effect such change.”49. with people having the same cultural background, without great disturbances. 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. Liu spoke to CNN Style about design, misunderstandings, and the challenge of reducing complicated concepts into easy-to-understand images. Direct communication is often used in Western, low context cultures. A German brake-factory asked Mühlen to convince the director of the Singaporean underground metrorail system to order the brakes in Germany. This is in contrast to the indirect style. After having discussed differences in communication styles and in the use of silence among cultures, we will now investigate differences in business negotiation strategies. „Aspects of relationship, strategy, and tactics in international negotiating: two examples from Singapore“ in: Pürschel, H. (1994), pp. One should be aware of his or her role and use the right communicative mode in order to allow a smooth ongoing of the conversation. 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. 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. For a relatively long time the director remains silent and as a result Mühlen felt more and more uncomfortable: "I felt like I was in a James Bond film, and that if I made a mistake like stopping to talk, a trap door under me would open, and I would fall into the underground sewage system of Singapore."65. from close relatives, neighbourhood, friends, school etc. It can be frustrating for speakers in cultures where direct communication is the norm to interact with speakers in or from cultures that use indirect communication. “Basic readings in Communication Theory”, New York 1979, Mühlen, A. 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. A person with a direct communication style will not necessarily glean what you want them to … It is also likely that they do not even discuss the subject matter. The Athabaskan might think that the English speaker just wants to present his point of view and that he is not interested in the other one. Möglicherweise oder 5. (1990), p. 305, 63 Mühlen, A. in: Pürschel, H. To Western listeners using mainly the exacting style, the elaborate style may sound exaggerated or even extreme, radical and aggressive. He started to talk positively about Singapore and its economy. Assumptions on values and a “set of deep-rooted historical-political logics” are decisive elements for the choice of one of these two dimensions.35. The big differences in length reveal that in this culture an obligatory conversational principle concerning the duration of pauses at TRP’s does not exist but an optional rule producing a high tolerance for non-phonation. “Communicative Silences: Forms and Functions”, in: Mortensen, C.D. We will now turn to a further dimension of communication style which is the elaborate, exacting and succinct style dimension. Physiologically, silence appears to be the mirror image of the shape of discernible sound for each person. Furthermore it was shown that the length of pauses between the change of speakers differ between cultures. Instead of negotiating the subject, it was one’s own role in this discussion that seemed being negotiated. 21-41, Oshio, T „Lebensauffassungen in Deutschland und Japan“, in: Otte, W. (1985), pp. The English speaker will now most likely interrupt him because he thinks that the Athabaskan has finished due to the length of the pause. These three verbal stylistic variations describe the quantity of talk in everyday conversations in different cultures. 5.1 Psycholinguistic Silence The instrumental style is goal-oriented in verbal exchange and employs a sender-oriented language. 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. This is often done by hesitations which are forms of silence55. 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. Enninger found out that Old Order Amish people are very tolerant concerning non- phonation. Communication style: The Japanese rely on facial expression, tone of voice and posture to tell them what someone feels. The index for power distance describes the dependence of relationships in a country. Polite nods are common when greeting someone but due to the restrained style, the gestures are not as frequent. 6.1 Analysis of Singaporean-German business negotiation The director, in contrast, finds himself in the role of the superior since he is the person who is asked. He compares the acquisition of patterns by a human being with the programming of a computer. How to communicate with the Germans”, Hamburg 1983, Hofstede, G. „Cultures and Organization: Software of the mind“, Maidenhead 1991, Jonach, I. We are continuing to monitor the COViD-19 situation. They often trust non-verbal messages more than the spoken word as words can have several meanings. The hesitation system to order the brakes in Germany the instrumental style is dominant individualistic. How something is not kept 273, 62 basso, K. ( ed advancement the... 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