ManagingTimeacrossCultures
Reproducedfrom50ActivitiesforAchievingCulturalCompetence,byJonamayLambert,
SelmaMyers,andGeorgeSimons,editors.Amherst,MA:HRDPress,2000,2008
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The Business Year—Vacation Holidays
National (or even corporate) cultures vary in the way in which the business year is managed.
Answer the following questions to compare typical vacations and holiday periods in your coun-
try of origin to your destination country.
When are your standard holidays in your country of origin?
When are the standard holidays in your new culture? (To be answered by the country specialist)
When do you typically take vacation in your country of origin?
When is vacation typically taken in your destination country? (To be answered by the country
specialist)

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