Monochronic Or Polychronic? Choose The Right Option

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Monochronic Or Polychronic?  Choose The Right Option - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Time is money

    • A.

      Polychronic

    • B.

      Monochronic

    Correct Answer
    B. Monochronic
    Explanation
    In polychronic cultures, time is merely time.

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  • 2. 

    To be late is rude

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    A. Monochronic
    Explanation
    The concept of being late implies schedules and an imposition of structure upon time, which are characteristic of monochronic culture.

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  • 3. 

    The focus is on the task, getting the job done.

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    A. Monochronic
    Explanation
    Monochronic cultures are organized around tasks.

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  • 4. 

    Having to wait is normal.

    • A.

      Monichronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    B. Polychronic
    Explanation
    It is understood that people can’t always control events to the extent that they or the other party will always be on time.

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  • 5. 

    Interruptions are life.

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    B. Polychronic
    Explanation
    Events often overlap.

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  • 6. 

    Plans are fixed, once they are agreed upon.

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    A. Monochronic
    Explanation
    Monochronic cultures try not to take circumstances into account.

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  • 7. 

    The focus is on the person, establishing a relationship.

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    B. Polychronic
    Explanation
    People come first in polychronic cultures.

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  • 8. 

    Everything depends on the circumstances.

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polycronic

    Correct Answer
    B. Polycronic
    Explanation
    You can’t structure life, as hard as you may try.

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  • 9. 

    People follow an internal clock.

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    B. Polychronic
    Explanation
    Polychronic types try to follow their feelings rather than the dictates of some external structure.

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  • 10. 

    Plans are always changing.

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    B. Polychronic
    Explanation
    Life is like that; you can never know what’s going to happen, and depending on what happens, plans may have to change.

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  • 11. 

    Having to wait is an insult.

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    A. Monochronic
    Explanation
    Being on time is an important value, so being late (making someone wait) is frowned upon.

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  • 12. 

    People are sometimes too busy.

    • A.

      Monochronic

    • B.

      Polychronic

    Correct Answer
    A. Monochronic
    Explanation
    People may not have enough time (but in polychronic cultures there is always enough time).

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