When working interculturally, gestures and body language may get misinterpreted. When multiple cultures interact it is important to recognize that gestures or types of nonverbal communication may have different meanings in the various cultures. Therefore participants who engage in a communication process must be aware that difficulties may arise when gestures are being interpreted by members of cultures with different origins or backgrounds.
- Explain the value of nonverbal communication in daily communications.
- Select two miscommunication issues that may arise during nonverbal communication.
- Indicate how the issues could be addressed.