Visible behavior and invisible values
Understanding the relation between visible behavior and the values that underlie it is a basic element of intercultural competence. Match the invisible value (column 1) with the visible behavior that best reflects it (column 2) by writing the correct number (from 1 to 6) in the answer box (column 3).
|1.||straightforwardness / openness||A.||Missing work in order to go to a cousin's funeral.|
|2.||family||B.||Openly disagreeing with a colleague's suggestion at a meeting.|
|3.||saving face||C.||Not firing an elderly employee whose performance has weakened.|
|4.||respect for age||D.||Visiting a colleague every morning to chat about things unrelated to work.|
|5.||interpersonal relations||E.||Openly agreeing at a meeting with a suggestion you think is wrong.|
|6.||awareness of time / punctuality||F.||Often arriving late because you were held up talking to someone.|