Monday, September 13, 2010


"The way that turn-taking works in a conversation, and the role of silence, also
differ between cultures. In some it is acceptable, and even desirable to inter-
rupt, whereas in some others it is normal to wait for your partner to finish
speaking before making your point. In some other cultures, a period of silence
between contributions is accepted as the norm."

Trompenaars illustrates this in Figure 2.4.

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