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Global Communications Worksheet

Your supervisor wants to send a brief e-mail message to welcome employees
who have recently transferred to your department from Brazil, Russia,
India, and China. He has written a draft message and would like your
feedback.

Review your supervisor\'s message below. Rewrite the message to make it
appropriate for the communication style of one of the four countries of
your choice. Conduct research to know more about the communication style of
your chosen country.

I wanted to welcome you ASAP to our little family here in the States.
It\'s high time we shook hands in person and not just across the sea.
I\'m pleased as punch about getting to know you all, and I for one will
do my level best to sell you on America.

Complete the table with your rewritten welcome message.

|Chosen Country |Rewritten welcome message |
|name | |
|India |We wanted to welcome you to join our little |
| |family here in the United States. This is a |
| |fantastic opportunity that we have for all |
| |of us to meet in person instead of by phone |
| |or teleconference. I am very excited about |
| |getting to know each of you and your |
| |background. I personnaly will ensure your |
| |stay here will be a rememerable experience |
| |as well. |

Additional Insight

Respond to each of the following questions with at least one paragraph:

When you researched the communication style of your chosen country, what
information did you discover?
What are some considerations that should be made when writing to someone
from another country?

I chose India as my country because in the business world they are one of
the world leaders in innovation. Their business intelligences has brought
them from a third world industrious country to a well desired business
parternership of many countries including America. I also discovered that
English is one of the main languages for their business communication.
English is so common amongst Indian business men and women that there is
less than one half percent of them that do not speak the language.

The main consideration would be to educate yourself about their culture.
There are somethings that we do, or a certain ways we do it but it might
not be acceptable in their country. In India it is very offensive for them
to tell someone "no" in a business proposal. They would rather counter
offer a suggestion then turn it down all together. If they end up having to
say no to a proposal from a business partner and most times will have
difficult business dealings afterwards. They believe that they put so much
effort in to their business that all partners know what to expect and not
to make offers to them that will result in them aying no.