Hence, effective communication becomes one of the most important tools of managerial leadership that have wide ranging influence in the smooth functioning of corporate bodies. The effective communication is significant in the administration of the organization and projection of organization’s aims and objectives in the eyes of the public and stakeholders.
The identification of various barriers to communication that are detrimental to the organizational effectiveness has become vital for prediction and improvisation in work place, leading to improved performance. The globalization has ushered in an era of pluralistic society which has made understanding of cross cultural values as the most important barrier to effective communication. To make a significant difference to the work place, it is important the leaders and managers need to develop and enhance cross cultural relationship that must go beyond the officialdom in order to win the trust of the people. They must also become the link which would promote confidence building and strengthen interpersonal understanding with the group.
Effective communication facilitates better understanding of cross cultural values and cuts across the multi cultural layer of the organization and is the key to enhance the overall performance of the organization. It is therefore advised that to build-up strong work force to achieve goals, one needs to acquaint oneself about parameters that affect directly the work ethics and values of people belonging to different cultures within the organization. The various dimensions of communications also become important tools that facilitate improved performance.
The interpersonal communication especially in relation to the cross cultural definition, has various elements that can be linked directly to communication between the genders. According to scholars like Samovar and Porter (1985) ‘Differences in worldview1, language usage, and proxemics between the genders are three points