Nine Ways of Culture

The nine basic ways that cultures differ:

(1) I control or I’m controlled;

(2) me-first or us-first;

(3) tight ties or loose ties;

(4) achievement-first or people-first;

(5) equality or not;

(6) take risks or play it safe;

(7) time: step-by-step or dive-right-in;

( 8 ) space: come close or back off;

(9) communication: direct or indirect

by Norma Carr-Ruffino