This video demonstrates a successful cross cultural negotiation you may encounter during your military career. Once you view this video, see how the unsuccessful negotiation went wrong and what you could do to ensure mission success while negotiating across cultures.
If you have plans to head to another country, and you're interested in learning a little more about the perspectives and culture of the people there, see if you can find a podcast about it. We highlight a few language- and culture-specific podcasts here.
In this video, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and former defense attaché to the Dominican Republic describes the country's etiquette.
In this video, a Dominican American describes the importance of speaking Spanish.
In this video, a Dominican naval officer describes the Spanish in his country.
For one U.S. Navy lieutenant, Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17) is more than just a chance to exchange information. It is a way of connecting with her heritage, and a way to change the lives of people like her.
This video demonstrates an unsuccessful cross cultural negotiation you may encounter during your military career. Once you view this video, see the successful negotiation and what you could do to ensure mission success while negotiating across cultures.
Guest-blogger Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein writes about low-context and high-context communication, and her experiences communicating abroad.
The first time I lived abroad, in Argentina, I wrote an excited letter to an old friend. “I am living in a place that is very similar to the States in most ways,” I told him, “and yet everything in daily life takes place in Spanish.