Monthly Archives: April 2011

5 Ways to Encourage Punctuality and Time Consciousness

Concepts of time vary by culture. This can create cross cultural conflict or misunderstanding in the workplace. American managers who work with employees from polychronic cultures should be aware of these differences and apply techniques for encouraging monochronic awareness. How … Continue reading

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When My Time Isn’t Your Time

Time is a culturally bound concept. Hispanic, Arab, African and Asian cultures are polychronic. They see time as fluid and flexible, with schedules┬ásecondary to relationships. American culture, on the other hand, is monochronic. Time as rigid and inflexible, with punctuality, … Continue reading

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