I already wrote this essay, but I felt like it’s not on the correct dirrection. The essdayis based on the textbook and in class discussion. Please help me rewrite thoes not correct. Thanks! No sources required, you can find definations online. The first paragragh is good!
Submission Requirements
350 to about 650 words (but certainly no more than 750 words)
Submitted online to the Canvas dropbox as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. (If you’re working on Google Drive you can go to File, then Download… to save it.) Remember that all assignments in this course are due by class time, not by the end of the day.
Use paragraphs to organize your ideas. (Submissions of a single long paragraph will result in a 20% deduction.)
You should explicitly reference specific terms from the reading. Place these in bold the first time you mention them. (You don’t need to bold subsequence instances.)
If the Working in Groups text is the only resource you use, you don’t need a works cited list for this assignment.
Since this is a personal reflection, using first person (I/me/my) is preferable.
The Prompt
Think of a specific instance (either one-on-one or group) in which you felt that you were not interacting very well with the other party or parties due to differing expectations about appropriate communication. Keep in mind that differences in expectations do not need to be between people from distinct ethnicities, nationalities, or regions. Because diversity and culture are complex, someone may have differing cultural expectations and yet externally look quite similar to yourself.
Part 1: Discuss how differences in one (or two) of the five cultural dimensions helps explain this breakdown in communication: individualism/collectivism, power distance, gender expectations, time orientations, or high context/low context cultural dimensions. (Be sure that you and the other(s) actually hold different expectations (e.g., high context vs low context), so that you can explain the dialectical tension. ) This should comprise the longest portion of your writing response, and it should clearly demonstrate your understanding of the concept as explored in the reading.
Part 2: Briefly explain how one or two additional factors of diversity might also have contributed to this particular miscommunication, selecting a specific course concept related to personality, gender, generation, or religion. Many people use a specific type or trait of personality, such as the sensor type, or agreeableness, but any specific concept from these sections of the reading–personality, gender, generation, religion–would be appropriate. (Note that the Working in Groups text has not yet been updated with information on Gen Z–sometimes called Zoomers–those born beginning in 1999 or 2000. If a generation difference is relevant to your situation, you might want to consult the overview of McKinsey’s report on Gen Z (Links to an external site.). For a much deeper dive, see the collection of articles assembled in Pacific Standard’s Gen Z Special Report (Links to an external site.).)
Part 3: Discuss how you could have behaved and communicated differently to encourage a better interaction. You should draw upon one or more of the techniques for adapting to diversity discussed near the end of the reading to support your answer, but you’re free to also think about what the specific situation might warrant. (Be sure to focus only on your own behaviors, though: Since you can’t control or change others’ actions, how might you have invited a more productive response from the other person, now that you’ve considered what might have motivated them?)
Note: While a language barrier may in some instances have been a contributing factor, I encourage you to focus only on the dimensions of diversity and culture discussed in the chapter .
As a result of completing the reading and writing assignment above, you should have a better understanding of how culture and diversity can and do contribute to the ways in which people interact with one another. You will also be better prepared to diagnose problematic interactions in light of the cultural backgrounds of those involved. Finally, you should be able to minimize some of the problems you encounter by drawing on the guidelines presented in the reading.
A-range submissions will demonstrate a rich understanding of the course concepts selected, as well as robust awareness of the overall role diversity played in the situation and how to better navigate those differences.
B-range submissions will demonstrate an accurate understanding of the course concepts, but will apply them in more basic or mechanical ways. May be more basic or generic in assessing how to better handle the differences.
C-range submissions will have followed the directions completely, but might apply course concepts generically or with limited precision.
D/F-range submissions may not have followed the instructions, or may not demonstrate sufficient understanding of the specific concepts from the reading.