The Impact of Culture on Communication
Communication styles can mean different things to different people particularly when the cultural impact comes into play. This is important for expatriate roles where some period of adjustment is necessary to assimilate/learn the norms in the new setting. I experienced a case where the hat was passed around to collect some funds for a staff member whose family experienced a bereavement.
With all good intensions he put up a notice thanking everyone who contributed towards the death of his father.
Reading the notice, it meant quite something else.