CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Cross cultural communication is a field that studies how people from differing cultural background communicate. There are various factors that affect cross cultural communication. They include time and space, fate and personal responsibility, non verbal communication and face to face-saving. Basing on the factor of time, Patel had flown to the United States to visit an aunt, and we were to meet on this particular day. It was one minute to time. I was already seated at the Texas coffee house.
This was unusual unlike in the west where time is one of the central aspects which has reverence for efficiency and economic progress. My friend arrived 45 minutes later and least shocked. He explained that in the east, time was continuous and it did not matter whether one kept time or not. To them, time was unlimited continuity rather than a strict boundary. Our different opinion of time made our communication difficult.