Ow do different background influence workplace communication and understanding
i have copied the assignment below can you just read the 7 questions and answer the last question where there is star next to it, because i already did it but i want you to answer the last question according to the interviewee answer. My background is saudi arabian. So plz just answer the last question according to the assignment.
1. What ethnicity were your parents and grandparentsa? Where your parents or grandparents immigrants? If so, When did they come to this country?
My grandparents are immigrants from Barbados and Antigua. They both immigrated during their teenage years to curocao. They met in curacao. Both of them are afro carribean. They both grew up in their respective countires. Moved to curocao because they had family there.
2. As a child, who lived in yor household? Did anyone in your household speak any language besides english? If so, do you speak this language?
In my household, it was me and my mother, my aunt, and later my grandmother moved in. everybody except my grandmother speaks more than one language. They speak spanish, english, papiamentu, and dutch. My grandmother only spoke english. My grandfather died when my parents were toddlers, so I never got to meet him. I also speak four languages.
3. what holidays are most important in your cultures? Specifically, how are these holidays celebrated in terms of food, traditions, and cutoms, etc? Do you still celebrate these holidays? Which of these practices do you or will you pass on to your children?
Christmas is very important to our culture. We also celebrate carnival and another event called a?seua?. a?seua? is a cultural event that shows off the musical as well as the dressing traditions of the past, especially of our ancestors. We also celebrate flag day, which is a huge celebration on the second of july. It can be compared to the fourth of july celebration here in the USA. We also have a few holidays in May when kids go to church and receive blessings from the priest. The only one of the traditions that I would pass on to my kids is the a?seua? because it makes the country we live, cultures and traditions, good food, and a piece of our history that I believe by passing on to my children would preserve a part of my countrya?s history and culture.
4. What are examples of respectful and disrespectful behaviors in our cultures?
Disrepectful behavior in my country is that we do not get close up to others. We donat maintain eye contact as well. In my country, people get to places very late, which is not considered disrespectful, its more of a habit. In america, it is ok to pull things out of other peoples hands, but in my culture and country its very disrepectful to pull things out of peoples hands.
5. how do the roles of males and females differe in your ethical cultures?
Males and females have similar roles back home, and do similar things. Usually though, women do not engage in hard working jobs. Those are usually left for men. Furthermore, an overwhelming amount of women are housewives.
6. Is age regarded differently in your ethnic culture than it is in mainstream american culture?
Back home in Curacao, you are considered an adult when you are 18. However, you can engage in many economic activities from the age of 15, like buy food and cigaretts, and alchohol. Also, when the child is 18, he is considered independent and must leave the house and live by himself. However, they stay in close contact with their parents and family. In america it is usually perceived that one is an adult when they are 21 years of age.
7. describe any discrimination you may have experienced because of yor ethnic group membership?
Iam fortunate enough to not have experienced any sort of racism or descrinination at all.
* How different backround influence worplace communication and understanding?