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An affective culture is defined by the ability to readily show your emotions whereas a neutral culture keep their emotions in neutral and they do not show their feelings, but keep them carefully controlled and subdued.
High-context cultures e.g. Mediterranean, Slav, Central European, are understood through context, nonverbal cues, and between-the-lines interpretation of what is actually said.
Here, the meanings are created often through what is not said e.g. in body language, silences and pauses, relationships and empathy.
Low-context cultures e.g. most Germanic and English-speaking countries, expect messages to be explicit and specific. Here, the emphasis is on sending and receiving accurate messages directly, and by being precise with spoken or written words.
Some cultures think of time sequentially – as a linear commodity to “spend,” “save,” or “waste.” Other cultures view time synchronically – as a constant flow to be experienced in the moment, and as a force that cannot be contained or controlled.
Whether time is perceived as a commodity or a constant determines the meaning and value of being “on time.”
Group norms are the set of informal and formal ground rules that specify how people interact. The rules help members of the group determine how to behave. Advantages of clear ground rules within teams:
The emoji is inherently ambiguous. Symbols only have meaning because of a shared cultural context.
We can't assume everyone is interpreting emoji the same way. It can lead to tension and embarrassment - especially in a work context.
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