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

Africans in the west


each county have  different living standards, it depend in their way of living.

*In Africa they have no idea about the shower and how to take it, they have a differnt way in taking a bath by using the river water.

*In eating food, Africa culture doesnt know or having any idea about the names or the taste of the US food, the just ask and try it!

*US people have a wrong thought about Africa, they think that they are born in the forest while in fact, no one  ca live in the forest.

*each culture have differnt social standards with the other cultures, Sodan people think that US people are snot friendly with the strangers- while its opposite in Sodan.

cultural clash-reading

#2. American businesswomen are always done thier work in specific time, they have a strict time manegement.

#3. For the arabic county, thier is a time for everything, so if there is a party they will just forget the work and focus in thier entertainment.

#4. The workers is sales must respect thier job and come early to thier work places without being late, to attract more customers.

#5. Spanish people are too much strict in the work to be recevied in the time and they have another way for writing the date.

#6. Chinese people have some behaiver and attitude in cleaning their hands after eating, they may use the hot towel for cleaing thier hands only without cleaning thier faces.

Cultural clash-food

Each county have differnt culture and customs which allowes people to try new things and gives them the ability to discover the beauty of other cultures. Food is one of the best ways to represent a county’s culture. For Philippines “LECHON” is one of their favorite foods, it consider as thier national dish becuase they always prepared it for any special occasion, festivals and holidays. image

Cultural Object “BSHT”

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The bsht is one of the main traditinal men clothes in the UAE, some people call it the men’s abays. They wear it in many official occasion such as weddings and national day and it is too much expensive because it made from camel’s hair and wool goats.