Planning and Scheduling

Planning and Scheduling

Planning describes the way we prioritize our lives.

How do you plan, and what is at the center of your priorities? The two poles of the Planning dimension are the preferences of Time Orientation and People Orientation.

If you are strongly time-orientated, you tend to plan your day within a framework of time. You view time as valuable, and try to make the most of it. You fill your schedule with tasks and meetings and keep to the schedule, including finishing meetings on time.  Ad-hoc events may be difficult to manage.

Cultural Bases for Decision-Making

Cultural Bases for Decision Making

Decision-Making is the eighth dimension for mapping our intercultural terrain.

If you’re familiar with cultural theory, you will have come across Trompenaars’ first orientation - highlighting the difference between universalism and particularism. Essentially he asks what is most important in decision-making, the Rules or the Relationships?