Intercultural communication and leadership

  • Session A

Presenter(s): Jillaine Farrar

Central topics of intercultural communication and leadership will be discussed using various approaches. This multiperspectivity provides an insightful look at the means to shape effective and interculturally sensitive solutions. Being aware of cross-cultural communication differences and similarities is a first step to making teams competent communicators locally, globally, and virtually. Language barriers, trust-related issues, communication styles, cultures, as well as personal characteristics and experiences can play more significant roles in doing business than first imagined. This could be compounded in the future with increased virtual communication. Linking theory to practice helps us shape interculturally sensitive solutions. The aim of this session is to provide additional tools and resources for those wanting to turn intercultural challenges into opportunities.