Influence of Culture of Organizational Interaction
Previous experience in culturally determined environment enables the development of norms in business ethics that avoid conflicts based on cultural elements. It gives rise to mutual considerateness. Another factor which reduces influence of culture on interactions is the use of foreign language. The foreign language helps individuals to determine culturally determined behavior within the organization. It also helps them to adapt foreign norms and standards in cross-cultural environment.
The time pressure plays significant role in affecting business interactions due to cultural influence. Under pressurized time or deadlines, conflictions often arise among varying cultural employees. There are other factors as well which tends to increase influence of cultural background on interactions within organizations. These factors include working style of individuals and style of communication. Style of criticizing is one of the major factors among those and relation-oriented working style and task- oriented working style also leaves their effect on business interactions.
Working in a Foreign Language
Researches on cultural elements show that foreign language plays a great deal in reducing the effect of culture on organizational interaction and business activities. Language proves to be a significant element in multinational organizations. The issue of language does affect each and every aspect of business activity (Marshan, Welch and Welch, 1997). The use of foreign language helps the employees to build culturally determined environment and personal behavior. When dwelling in a multi-cultural organization or a multi-national firm, the issue that arises among the workforce is that how to use language to transmit their thoughts to the next person. It is always important to use humble and polite words within your conversations to smoothly convey your message. In literature, it could be found that a person who knows a particular foreign language automatically becomes conscious of the culture integrated in that language (Yang and Bond, 1980; Harzing et al., 2005). The individuals who have previously worked in an environment where they had used a foreign language find it easy to communicate and understand the culturally determined behavior.