Examples of cultural barriers that prevent individuals from
effective communication include:
- Generational - Each
age group has a different general approach to work, which often
leads to conflicts with older workers describing younger workers as
"slackers," and younger workers criticizing older workers as being
"out of touch."
- Status and Resistance - Workers who are
accustomed to workplaces where seniority and status are emphasized
may find it difficult to adapt to more fluid environments, where
job titles are de-emphasized and production methods do not always
follow a predetermined set of guidelines.