After all, if communication is electronic, it's as easy to work with someone in another country as it is to work with someone in the next town.
And why limit yourself to working with people within convenient driving distance when, just as conveniently, you can work with the most knowledgeable people in the entire world?
Even when employees located in different locations or offices speak the same language (for instance, correspondences between English-speakers in the U. and English-speakers in the UK), there are some cultural differences that should be considered in an effort to optimize communications between the two parties.
In such cases, an effective communication strategy begins with the understanding that the sender of the message and the receiver of the message are from different cultures and backgrounds.
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In this new world, good cross-cultural communication is a must.
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The Civic Mission of MOOCs: Engagement across Political Differences in Online Forums. Since accommodation theory's emergence in the early l970s, it has attracted empirical attention across many disciplines and has been elaborated and expanded many times.
Mavon, Kimia Kindel, Alex Tingley, Dustin and Reich, Justin 2017. The theory of accommodation is concerned with motivations underlying and consequences arising from ways in which we adapt our language and communication patterns toward others.
Educational accommodations ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to information and are given an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of a subject.