Lost in Communication

Subgroup Size

Entire group


1 hour and 30 minutes

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Adapted by Dr. Aparajita Jaiswal, Dr. Tatjana Babic-Williams, and Kelsey Patton, CILMAR, Purdue University from:

ZHAW Gesundheit. (2022, February 2). Lost in communication: an intercultural meeting [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfATJkWyd7g&t=17s
Hammer, M. (2005). Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory. ICS Inventory, LLC. https://icsinventory.com/

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Identify their own and others’ personal communication styles. 2. Demonstrate the ability to shift their communication style appropriately when engaging with others in a team setting. 3. Develop effective strategies to build a more inclusive team environment where all voices are welcomed and heard.