High & Low Context Cultures

I repost this post again because when I checked it, it involved the answers twice. So, I hope it seems better 🙂

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  1. Strong sense of insiders and outsiders H

 

  1. Specific information exists L

 

  1. Informal L

 

  1. Team and family activities preferred H

 

  1. Focus on results L

 

  1. Transparency expected L

 

  1. A lot of confidential information H

 

  1. Rules and regulations are easily accessible L

 

  1. Close personal relationships H

 

  1. General information H

 

  1. Elders/authoritative figures in control H

 

  1. “Have a go at it” philosophy L

 

  1. Individual responsibility L

 

  1. Concerned about ‘losing’  face H

 

  1. Expertise valued L

 

  1. Who you know is important H

 

  1. Focus on task H

 

  1. Emphasis on words and text L

 

  1. Strong sense of family H

 

  1. What you know is important H

 

  1. Gender roles clearly defined H

 

  1. Polite people admired H

 

  1. Reserved H

 

  1. Individual freedom valued L

 

  1. Strong sense of honour H

 

  1. Short term relationships L

 

  1. Process more important than product H

 

  1. Privacy (even when dealing with one’s own family)  highly valued H

 

  1. Public admission of wrongdoing expected H

 

  1. Strong sense of respect H

 

  1. Better response to visual information H

 

  1. Gender roles less fixed L

 

  1. No direct eye contact H

 

  1. Strong sense of fairness L

 

  1. Verbal agreements H

 

  1. Values logic over feeling L

 

  1. Very rare marriage with outsiders H

 

  1. Clear division of responsibilities at work L

 

  1. Written contracts L

 

  1. Public criticism insulting H
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