Cultural Perceptions of Time in Organizations: Monochronic and Polychronic Time


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Cultures that follow _____ are very well organized and work systematically.

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1. Cultures that follow _____ don't see a work schedule as a way of living their lives.

2. An example of a country that would subscribe to polychronic time would be _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll need to answer questions about time perception and the countries that subscribe to different methods of perceiving time in order to pass this quiz. You'll get your scores immediately.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo will ask you about the following topics:

  • The type of time perception involving high structure
  • The type of time perception that blends personal time and work time
  • Examples of countries subscribing to structured time perception
  • Examples of countries subscribing to blended time perception
  • Facts about managing a diverse workforce

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast methods of perceiving time
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of cultural perceptions of time in organizations
  • Making connections - read about different time perception methods and understand which countries would subscribe to each and why

Additional Learning

For more details about perceiving time, check out the accompanying lesson called Cultural Perceptions of Time in Organizations: Monochronic and Polychronic Time. This lesson details the following topics:

  • Understand that the perception of time is not the same for everybody
  • Review the types of time
  • Explore the impact of differing time perceptions on organizational behavior