Developed by trompenhaars/H.T
Sequentia time: People like events to happen in order. They place a high value on punctuality, planning (and sticking to your plans), and staying on schedule. In this culture, "time is money," and people don't appreciate it when their schedule is thrown off.
- focus on one activity or project at a time.
- be punctual
- keep deadlines
- set clear deadlines
Synchronous time: People see the past, present, and future as interwoven periods. They often work on several projects at once, and view plans and commitments as flexible.
- be flexible in how you approach work.
- allow people to be flexible on tasks and projects, where possible.
- highlight the importance of punctuality and deadlines if these are key to meeting objectives.
typical sequential-time cultures include Germany, u.k. and U.s.
typical synchronous-time cultures include japan, Argentina, and Mexico