Intercultural Communications

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Intercultural Communications in the Workplace

Intercultural communications in the workplace is made up of people of different backgrounds, ethnic groups and genders. Whenever you have different races of people working together, you will always have difference of opinions. My paper talks about a communication issues I had with a co-worker. There seem to have been a problem between our age, gender and beliefs.

The problem I had was trying to communicate with someone a lot younger and set in his ways. First, let's get to know Jeremy Williams. Jeremy was 19 years old, very loud and noisy. He insisted on playing Rapp music with unmentionable vulgar languages. The music was dirty and I felt he should listen to Rapp music at home or in the car. I tried very hard to ignore the music and all the horse playing on a daily basis. After countless attempts to communicate with Jeremy, I decided to talk to the shop owner.

My boss was the sort of person that enjoyed a lot of thing going on at one time. He seemed to work around Jeremy and some others, who I felt, was hurting the shop business and mines. So I went to Mr. Clarence and talked to him concerning the problem I was having with Jeremy. I told him about the loudness and nastiness of the music. I asked him to ask Jeremy to lower his music in the shop. Also, I asked Mr. Clarence repeatedly to talk with Jeremy. Mr. Clarence said he would speak to him, but it seems like, the more he talked to Jeremy the louder the music seem to become. So this went on and on, and Jeremy didn't seem to let it bother him at all.

Mr. Clarence was a good person and I believe...