HIGH AND LOW CONTEXT CULTURES

WRITE H or L next to these descriptors

1. Strong sense of insiders and outsider

-High

2. Specific information exists
-Low

3. Informal

-Low

4. Team and family activities preferred

-High

5. Focus on results

-Low

6. Transparency expected

-Low

7. A lot of confidential information
-High

8. Rules and regulations are easily accessible
-Low

9. Close personal relationships
-High

10. General information

-High

11. Elders/authoritative figures in control
-High

12. “Have a go at it” philosophy

-Low

13. Individual responsibility
-Low

14. Concerned about ‘losing’ face.

-High

15. Expertise valued

-Low

16. Who you know is important

-High

17. Focus on task
-Low

18. Emphasis on words and text
-Low

19. Strong sense of family
-High

20. what you know is important

-Low

21.Gender roles clearly defined

-Low

22.polite people admired

-High

23.Reserved

-Low

24. Inddividual frerdum valued

-Low

25. strong sense of honour

-Low

26. short term relationship

-Low

27. process more important than product

-High

28.Privacy

-Low

29. public admission of wrongdoing expected

-High

30. strong sense of respect

-High

31. better response to visual information

-High

32. Gender roles less fixed

-Low

33. No direct eye contact

-High

34.strong sense of fairness

-High

35. verbal agreements

-High

36. Values logic over feeling

-Low

37. very rate marriage with outsiders

-High

38. clear division of responsibilities at work

-Low

39.written contract

-Low

40.Public criticism insulting

-High

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