Monday, October 20, 2014

Trompenaar's Sequential Time vs Synchronous Time

Trompenaar's dimensions of culture
Based on Trompenaar's dimensions of culture:  Sequential Time vs Synchronous Time (How people manage time). http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/seven-dimensions.htm

Although Japanese are deadly punctual for meetings, they are quite vague when it comes to setting up deadlines in business setting. For example to finish a certain thing by a certain date... and not to forget that we have no idea what's going on at Fukushima...

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6 comments:

  1. Do you remember the pinguins of Madagascar? (Ever saw the movie?) Well they fit perfectly to the Fukushima case and your way to picture the japanese. So when people ask them "Sooo what happened with all the radioactive waste and all the problems cause by the earthquake?"...you will see the head pinguin saying:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qXXWHfJha4

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    1. LOL, I didn't know you are into those social media memes too XD haha
      Yup watched the animation too!

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    2. The tall penguin on the right seems to be holding a bun. Eating lunch near radioactive wastes?!

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    3. It's actually a crying white baby penguin...

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  2. The panel on the right reminds me of how Japan fixed their road within a week after earthquake.

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    1. They do recover very fast... except from the nuclear meltdown this time...

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