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The Diagrams Book by Kevin Duncan

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33  THE CULTURAL DEADLINE

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• This Cultural Deadline demonstrates that different cultures approach deadlines in different ways.

• Consider this diagram as a hypothetical time line for the launch of a product being manufactured and marketed by the Japanese and the British. The two countries are just examples.

• The Japanese line shows them grappling with their problems early, deciding direction and moving out of the thinking phase as quickly as possible, and in plenty of time to deliver.

• The UK line shows them panicking at the last moment having failed to tackle the hard stuff early.

• The second approach is more likely to produce an excellent ...

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