Indirect Communication: Part 3

 

This month, I would like to return to a discussion of the principles of indirect communication, as I'm learning them from "Cross-Cultural Conflict", by Duane Elmer. One major communication tool, in a society which relies heavily on indirect communication, is mediation. 

I'm not sure that we Westerners really understand the concept of mediation, at least the way that those in indirect cultures do. Before reading this book, when I thought of a mediator, my first mental picture was always of a…

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