Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Verbal and Non-verbal Code
A lot of countries, such as America, have low-context cultures, where people speak more verbally and express themselves easily. However, in countries like China, Japan and Korea (high-context cultures), people usually use mainly the non-verbal code and they are expected to read and infer from the environment (the context), rather than saying something directly. Do you think that the difference communication codes affect how different countries communicate with each other? Why or why not? Do you think that this difference has made it more difficult for people from different countries to communicate (therefore, causing more misunderstanding)?