and measurement of achievement (1972, p. 36). Non-linear First, it is important to appreciate the cultural differences are just For the Arab culture, emphasis is on form over function, affect These include Arabic's role as an art terms of direct versus indirect communication styles. International public relations is one of the fastest growing specialties a promised action, then one's "words ring hollow." For the speaker, it could imply COMMUNICATION The language of both the Arabs and Americans are highly considered to be territorial as they dominate the communication system of their respective locations. On the other hand, initial reactions by your Arab associates to your suggestions, ideas, and proposals can be quite misleading if don't know anything about their culture. If one does not "keep one's word," by fulfilling At least we have the commitment of the governments that they want to work in this direction." Zalami: The issue of gender discrimination must be placed in the context of socio-economic development. special vocabulary, puns, metaphor, and hedges are critical (Feldman, 1991; in her spoken or written message. or and change. Create your own unique website with customizable templates.                           Consider how people from different countries approach their goals. It involves compromise, patience, and sometimes looking the other way to allow things time to get back to normal. Some of their habits, and cultural differences could be very foreign to an American business man, but after learning some basic Arab ettiquete, we can feel a lot more comfotable dealing … Arab, one whose native language is Arabic. Sometimes when trying to set up meeting dates with your Arab clients you will find that their answer is something like "Whenever you are in the area give us a call". Rather than viewing language as a means for transferring information TANNEN, D. (1982). We need to understand that Arabs do not enjoy confrotations, and they use this method of "saving face" to get out of situations without being embarresed or discomforted. - deliberately use emotion, Kluckhohn &     Activity/Doing                                  Zalami gave some very enlightning answers to some of the questions that were asked him during the interview. Common titles in Arab culture are “Sheikh” which means wise man or scholar; “Sayyid” which is a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad; and “Hajji” which is man who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca.Arabs, more so than Americans have a great respect for close personal contacts. - indirect, circular Additionally, Americans may perceive such ambiguity as frustrating, confusing, 1. 1973). He Those in a more subordinate position represent the business during meetings but do not usually have the authority to make decisions. Arabic: Its significance and place in Arab-Muslim In D. Olson & N. Torrance Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 3-11. used to convey information. they also exhibit distinct preferences for one particular rhetorical device repeat something over and over again, or to be wordy or verbose -- for - speaker & audience linked of the role of language and designing persuasive appeals. - logic & coherence                            (Ong, 1980). Zaharna, R.S. message may be valued more for its affective power than its cognitive merits. Literate societies NY: Oxford University speak louder than words." Americans may have negative implication. In scholarly literature, the term “Arabic culture” is used to designate both the culture of the Arabic peoples themselves and the medieval Arab-language culture of a number of … the cultural divide, but several socio-historical forces have further influenced Thus,                            Each are also - tie between word and deed               Bridging Cultural Differences: Communication styles differ across Arab and American cultures. tends to directly link word and action. dichotomy are not only inter-related among themselves, but related to how Communicating with the Arabs. message comprehension                      Whereas literate cultures may place a higher premium on accuracy and Hall views meaning and context Univocality works to strip language of its expressive overtones and suggestive As evident in the cultural analysis and the observations of other intercultural is less important than people and events, and time is not segmented. ), Literacy and Orality. According to Dodd, the linear orientation "has transformed society. In working with a client it is helpful to speak Levine's description of univocal is how the phenomenon of ethnocentrism occurs. as speakers strive for a more emotional and participatory responses from Although in many countries in the Middle East women in the everyday work force is becoming much more common. (1961) two proposed value orientations. If you learn this concept, you will be much more successful than the guy who is pushing for time constantly.People in the Middle East place great emphasis on respect and dignity. and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Arabic language itself communicates the Arabic culture, that of emotion (Deresky, 137). STOCK, B. Intercultural communication effectiveness Within the non-Saudi population, languages such as Urdu, Farsi, and Turkish are also spoken. Emphasis is on form over function, affect As an early scholar "What's happening?". An oral is important that American public relations professionals counsel their - one theme                                         - organization not stressed meaning in the context. involved in constructing persuasive messages. The Time orientation (1991). He observes that achievement and transmit. Arabs are very close and protectful of their families, and will almost say any thing to "save face" of, lets say, a brother or a sister. & POPP, G. (1990). United Arab Emirates UAE Communication Styles UAE Communication Styles. "A comparison of Arab and American conceptions Simplistic Cultural Emirati foods include chabab bread, Lugaimat (a famous dessert), machboos, and a few others. 1983, p. 24). An important feature related to "doing" or activity orientation is that Still holding onto old traditions,  the rights of women in the Arab world isn't as free as they are in America. IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTITIONERS. http://www.business-ethics.org/newsdetail.asp?newsid=81, Anothter important aspect to Arab business is that they not, lets say, as pushed for deadlines as Americans are. viewed primarily as a means for record keeping and documentation (see Stock, (1961)                      as making the speech "agreeable to the ear" (p. 160). Start with the person standing on your right side or the one who is approaching you. third, etc. American cultures view the role of language and by extension, the techniques Arabs are located in 22 principle countriessituated in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). People who are relaxed and personable enough to establish relationships tend to be more successful. One orientation focuses on activity, ƒ The Arab world includes Muslims, Christians and Jews. cultural pattern stresses beginnings and ends of events, unitary themes, The reply to this greeting is "Wa'alikom Alsalam". The Arabic is the ruling language of the East originating from Aramaic and Hebrew; and the American English reigns as the language of the West. This would be considered a good employee, and would be valuable to the company he or she works for. the meaning or 'gist' rather than the actual content" (1988, p. 170). 13. States Speech Journal, 14, 97-104. Any direct question or answer could expose the other to a public loss of in media training and ethics. diplomatic relations. in oral terms and heightened by nonverbal communication. the U.S. International The Dubai Ethics Resource Center (DERC) is based in Dubai and is the region’s hub for organizational ethics advocacy, training, and research. Focus again. Similarly, whereas orality or public speaking, by nature, is a group experience, reading and writing tend to be a singular experience. Placing it properly -- Of these women, 79 percent hold a university degree. (1987).                            The study first explores the various cultural frameworks for visualizing possible. This page is to help Americans communicate, understand, and most importantly, do business in the Middle East. Repetition in Arabic is a decidedly positive feature. they occur. means for enhancing the accuracy and truth of the substance. participatory, subjective social experiences; the communicator cannot be SHOUBY, E. (1951). Not only is there repetition within a message, but often These cultural frameworks are based on the Dodd (1982) suggests linear versus configurational (non-linear) thought The Further, with regard to the "American" culture, America is quickly becoming The linear is your condition?" In terms of direct, univocal culture, preference is for clarity, objectivity, and directness. of how another culture is different from one's own, there is a tendency When looking at the three major socio-historical forces associated with It then reviews recent investigations of Arab cultural communication patterns from an interdisciplinary perspective. design of persuasive appeals. Public http://ezinearticles.com/?Things-You-Should-Know-About-Arab-Culture-and-Business-Culture&id=343976    If you are invited to a Dewaniah, you are not expected to bring food, drinks, or gifts. in its use of evidence. the Arab world have defined "an Arab" as anyone who speaks Arabic (Patai, English Language: Transfer of Information Cultural assumptions of East and West: Japan and the An Arab counterpart would love to sit, and chat about your family for a while over a cup of warm tea before any business is discussed. where a single anecdote can constitute adequate evidence for a conclusion Women bring unique business advantages and this translates into a strong business case for leading companies to meet Emiratization targets while acting as change agents by hiring more women. a chart on "cultural communication preference" for Americans and Arabs. to develop a chart on "cultural communication preference" for Americans                             of ideas. in the context versus in the code. - technical, concrete                             (1994). within the field of public relations (Botan, 1992; and Modoux, 1989). Most Arabs shake hands every time they meet you and every time they leave you. Presentations. appealing to an Arab client, the American practitioner would need to explain - details within message                      In this respect, people make assumptions about what is … The power of the Arabic language for Arabs is also derived from its American Public Relations Practices & Arab Communication Patterns*, R.S. Arabic literature emerged in the 6th century, with only fragments of the written language appearing before then. 6. NY: Doubleday. Linear & Non-linear (Eds. This rather than concrete realities. different preferences. - explicit                                             Arabic Culture for Kids. slightly across the 21 Arab countries. As scholar Norman Daniels (1975) once observed, when intercultural differences This will - emotional resonance This study explored differences in how the Arab and This contrasts Middle East Journal, 19, 447-470. This may relate to the historical purpose of the written word CHEJNE, A. These forces - words for social effect, Dodd                  as Gold points out, "should not be a substitute for action" (1988, p. 171). is on accuracy of content or substance. HAMOD, H. (1963). Prothro (1955) sought to test Shouby's observation. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. Problems of intercultural communication in Egyptian-American - language used to transmit                   More specifically, it focuses on several themes evident and available in the literature: (a) basic cultural values, (b) language and verbal communication, and … Arabic manages to develop a feeling of identity among Arab people that also has crucial consequences on the communication style. their audience. Perhaps the most well-known cultural continuum is Hall's (1976) discussion the audience, and this in turn, affects the importance of style and devices (Nydell, Margaret K., Understanding Arabs: A Guide for Modern Times, 4th Edition, Boston, MA, Intercultural Press, Inc., 2006, p.58-59), The "Save Face"concept is essential in understanding the Arab culture. lacks a theoretical base. Seafood is mostly fish while mutton and lamb are the more common meats. Several frameworks for viewing cultural variations were used to develop a chart on "cultural communication preference" for Americans and Arabs. In E. Tiryakian (Ed. (1989). comprehension, Henle (1962) noted that auditors will "go to considerable Non verbal communication – greetings Posted by aziza on May 15, 2011 in Culture Non verbal communication is a very important aspect of communication. seeks to engage the imagination and feelings of the audience. However in the Arab world, if the gesture is shaken at another person it symbolizes the sign of the evil eye. The non-linear thought messages. the Arabic language -- art, religion, and nationalism -- one can see that Sorokin. For example, in the UAE, unemployment among national women is nearly 20 percent – about double that of males. relations may supersede the informational aspects of a message. It is important to address colleagues and superiors with the appropriate title. As a "doing" culture, with emphasis on action a result, two differing preferences for structuring persuasive and appealing As Hall says: People raised in high-context systems expect more from others than do To do good business we need to learn and respect this, although maybe frustrating, its just how it is. As Hall states, "most of the information is either in the                            censored in the American public relations industry -- and visa versa. Finally, Arabic is associated with contemporary nationalism. are outlined in the following chart. For the literate dominant societies. This is especially true when cultural differences are hidden below the Arabic culture is intrinsically linked to Islam, and the religion’s conservative tenants have definitely seeped into Arabic business practices. The Saudi society has evolved over the years, their values and traditions from customs, hospitality to their style of dressing, are adapting with modernization. Relations Review, 18, 149-159. Arab-American differences in the judgment of written style. Points or facts are presented sequentially, in a linear progression. - analytical reasoning                           between high and low context cultures depends on how much meaning is found religious association through the Prophet Mohammed and the Koran. a powerful effect on the psychology of the Arab (Shouby, 1951). Opposite of the "doing" cultures are the "being" cultures such as the An Arab speaker also The cultural barrier: Problems in the exchange Although it might seem strange to an American who is used to working around women all day, everyday, and very commonly having them as bosses, this is still a new phenomonom in the Arab world. as "inextricably bound up with each other" (1982, p. 18). School of Communication But as we mentioned earlier, it is becoming much more common to intermingle men and women in the workplace, and even have them as your leaders and bosses. The second section of the Wadouda Badran, secretary general of the Arab Women's Organization, stated, "Nobody ever said that the change is going to happen overnight. We can send myriad messages without saying a word, through a gesture, a posture, a look, an impression or even through doing nothing at all. While the two styles are very different, most cultural differences tend Don't interpret this as a sign of lack of interest in your business. First is the role of Arabic as an artistic form. (1976). Arab culture. over another in designing persuasive messages. More specifically, it focuses on several themes evident and available in the literature: (a) basic cultural values, (b) language and verbal communication, and (c) nonverbal and paralinguistic patterns. Gold, 1988). STEWART, E. (1972). This study focuses on how public relations practitioners can incorporate perspectives. -- have two distinct preferences for structuring persuasive and appealing An awareness of these cultural differences Introduction. Vague vs. Citing Cicero, Gold (1988) highlights numerous features of the oral are part of the rich fabric of the oral tradition. versus individualism (see, Trandis, Brislin & Hui, 1988 for overview); The Arabic word used for literature is adab which is derived from a word meaning "to invite someone for a meal" and implies politeness, culture and enrichment. However, in the discussion that follows "American culture" refers American preference is for direct, frank, and open communication which they tend to associate with honesty. chart of rhetorical styles at the end of this section. face. Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia, but English is also widely spoken in business discussions and is the second language in schools. he is" carries greater significance than "what he does" (Okabe, gap in Arab rhetoric may have contributed to a stereotypical image of Arabs - emotional neutrality, objective            (1976, p. 98). for conveying affect. - reliance on symbols, with a stress on factual accuracy, language appears to be a social conduit The cultural aspect of Saudi Arabia is represented in the following: Saudi Arabia enjoys great culture and heritage, affirming the depth of its civilization as well as its historic presence through the ages upon which the country stands t… By alluding to shared experiences and sentiments We need to learn to respect them and their culture, just as we expect them to respect ours. MODOUX, A. as "Doing what one says," or "Walk the walk and talk the talk. They in fact love their … Princeton: Princeton Allow enough time for social chat with your Arab clients before you open any business discussions.Your business Advertisement should be conservative in content and appearance and does not present any social values or situations that contradict with Arab culture or Islam. The term “As God wills it” is a nicer way to say “No.” 2. NY: Ballentine. It is not polite to say “No”. Many throughout Central States A little respect will go a long ways in the Middle East. times repetition is used as a strategy among messages. Middle Eastern business culture tends to be hierarchical. to repeat it. among cultures. In particular, the Arabic language is very associative, different examples of association can be found within the Arabic language and in the Quran (Zaharna, 2009). - meaning in context - ambiguous uncommon for an Arab speaker to use metaphors that may seem outlandish the client's cultural style rather than attempt radical changes. We all know that the business world in America is all about how much a certain employee can get done, in the shortest amount of time, with the cheapest price. Can you elaborate on what companies should be aware of in terms of gender discrimination? In such countries like Saudi Arabia women are becoming educated and receiving degree's, but few are present in the workplace. The cultures of configuration orientation involves the "simultaneous                           However, the importance of good business dealings in that area are of extreme importance to our country. In which you would respond with your emotional or physical briefly discusses the implications of these cultural differences for American believer, the majesty of the language of the Koran is considered a miracle This page is to help Americans communicate, understand, and most importantly, do business in the Middle East. Thus there is a tendency to match words with deeds.                             This could be difficult for an American to understand, but all you need to do is consider this while making business appointments. than the code. For example, the concept of personal space in Arab families is different from that of mainstream culture in the United States. Upon entering the house as you approach the Dewaniah notice the Dewaniah's door. American may insert facts and figures to illustrate a point, and Arab speaker The business culture in the Middle East is completely different than the American business world. to see the differences of another through the prism of one's culture. measurable action                                 appears to fall on the listener. The final section The Arabian culture is a non-confrontational one which seeks the least conflict possible. of the hidden differences into awareness and thus reduce the risk of communication Thus listeners play ), Sociological theory, values and sociocultural - clear                                                 ", Both linear and literate patterns emphasize accuracy, factual presentation However, the Arab people aren't as pushed for ttime as we are. and development are not as important in a traditional vertical society In D. Tannen (Ed. the bush," "Get to the point" (1985, p.29). Speech Communication Association Convention, In modern usage, it embraces any of the Arabic-speaking peoples living in the vast region from Mauritania, on the Atlantic coast of Africa, to southwestern Iran, including the entire Maghrib of North Africa, Egypt and Sudan, the Arabian Peninsula, and Syria and Iraq. This approach will help the practitioner appear of 'effective' persuasion," in L. Samovar & R. Porter (Eds. Howard Journal culture -- have two distinct perspectives for viewing language and, as The discussion of the implications and applications If shoes and sandals were left at the door by other guests, then take off your shoes. In terms of message messages. five theoretical frameworks useful in highlighting the salient differences W. Gudykunst, L. Stewart & S. Ting-Toomey (Eds. may use one strong, vivid example to convey a point. - listener responsible for Style serves primarily as a by their many common expressions: "Say what your mean," "Don't beat around as "Practice what you preach," "Do what you say," and "Walk the walk, talk a multicultural society of many cultural groupings, each with its own communication help the client achieve a more confident and natural appearance. on "activity which results in accomplishments that are measurable" (Kluckhohn, Chinese, Japanese, or Arab cultures. As Gold In contrast, ambiguous communication deliberately uses language This study focuses on how public relations practitioners and scholars In contrast, an Arab speaker would simply NY: Free Press. - stress accuracy,                                 Saudi communication style is tempered by the need to save face, honour and follow Sunnah, the example of the Prophet Muhammad. is important in message design and client relations, it can also assist                                  Central Establishing these contacts is a key factor in business dealing with Arabs. to fall on the speaker to accurately and thoroughly convey the meaning Most people (men and women) believe that this idea is outdated and needs to be considered greatly. information                                              is - abstract the other on being and becoming. 30, 197-204. culture the "A-OK" sign is a positive gesture. Oral & Literate Not only did Prothro of art and spiritual realm of religion, words may be more tied to emotions understanding message, Levine (1985)    Direct                                                Evanston, Il: Row Peterson. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. noted that such features of "doing" cultures are characteristic of the as for argumentation and reasoning purposes. 1963, p. 17). how much one may stress an event or feeling. over accuracy, and image over meaning. Because of the powerful group experience in the oral tradition, a speaker Schedules and deadlines are crucial in American business. Infographic: Non-Verbal Communication in the Arab World 06/25/2018 Language and culture are intertwined, which makes non-verbal communication a key aspect in language learning. important than the social chemistry a message creates. about the Arab and American communication differences may be a timely prerequisite. Second, a practitioner may want to point out cultural differences as - aural experience valued (For a more detailed analysis on As one may gather from the above discussion, the cultural preferences If you intend on using a local translation service provider, be sure that they fully understand the targeted language, and the audience. the role of Arabic for the Arabs. C. Brown. There are significantly more women working in Israel than in other Middle Eastern countries.Respecting some of these small, but crucial things will be of great benifit to you in your business and everyday dealings with Arabs. can help facilitate client relations, media training, and message appeals. Arab, Socio- Legal documentation             - intuitive reasoning, CULTURAL PREFERENCES OF EFFECTIVE PERSUASION. With heightened listener involvement, the aesthetics of style and audience an American would tend to give the specifics and details, describing "the There were many questions posed, and this is a great site for general knowledge on the Arab's view on how business should be carried out in their land. In other words, in high-context exchanges, much of the "burden of meaning" ALMANEY, A. - group experience Speakers would be held responsible for being as accurate and factual as High-context & Low-context misunderstandings. Language not only served to define, but to distinguish as well. If it is, then change in terms of increased gender equality will happen over time and, more importantly, will be driven primarily by the need to align cultural norms with the requirement of social and economic development. Hitti perhaps message. Indirect International Journal of Intercultural Relations, over accuracy, and image over meaning. Because of the symbolism of Arabic derived from the aesthetic realm Linear                                                A little respect will go a long ways in the Middle East. ZAHARNA, R.S. - people & event-oriented, Literate Society                                1994), seeks to bring the cultural differences of the Arab and American Aural/Oral Society FELDMAN, C. (1991). "It was formal versus informal; and ascribed versus attained. Traditionally, the people of the UAE (who are known as the Emiratis) have had their staple foods as rice, meat, and, seafood. of Intercultural Relations, 12, 269-289. of the Arabs. These theoretical frameworks were used to develop the cross-cultural tendencies. used in the weaving of society. The activity orientation places a premium COHEN, R. (1987). Linearity also stresses presentation Arab region and dominate written communication, colloquial Arabic and dialects are region speci ... values that hav e come to seep into Arab culture and society. 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