What happens when you open yourself up to different interpretations of the same item? That’s what intercultural communications does–it encourages you to see things through a different lens…to look at something through another perspective.
In the workplace (or in real life) the theory is that it can explode the average white bread experience (aka The Brady Bunch) into something exciting and alluring–helping all to see things in a new light.
There are certain skills that can be learned to develop intercultural competentce and commununications. But it’s the application and practice in everyday life that builds expert facility. Today, the Brady Bunch…tomorrow the World!
What can you look at through someone else’s glasses? What does it look like?
(Thanks to Nancy Barnard on Facebook for the tip)