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Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fourth Edition by Edgar H. Schein

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Chapter 8. DEEPER CULTURAL ASSUMPTIONS: THE NATURE OF TIME AND SPACE

The deep structure of culture not only consists of how we perceive reality and truth but also how we orient ourselves toward our physical and human environment, which involves unconscious and taken-for-granted concepts of time and space.

Assumptions About Time

The perception and experience of time are among the most central aspects of how any group functions. When people differ in their experience of time, tremendous communication and relationship problems typically emerge. Consider how anxious or irritated we get when someone is late, when we feel our time has been wasted, when we feel that we did not get enough "air time" to make our point, when we feel "out of phase" with someone, ...

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