Monochronic/Polychronic Self Test
The concepts of monochronic and polychronic cultures are studied in most classes that have an international component. Participants are able to score their own results to determine where they fall on the continuum.
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"Beyond Culture," societies differ in two key ways: context and organization.
The Monochronic/Polychronic Self Test is a very useful in-class exercise that
can help students in an International Business class or Business Etiquette class
understand cultural differences associated with how societies organize time.
For example, monochronic culltures include the United States and Northern
Europe, whereas Mexico and Latin America tend to be polychronic. Understanding
cultural differrences is key to being able to successfully conduct business on an
international basis. To be used for research purposes, however, instructors
would need to ascertain the reliability and validity of the instrument.