‘Another very interesting and useful session, in particularly the learning on the diverse cultures and its importance for negotiation’

The Lewis Model

The Lewis Model* is rooted in Edward T Hall’s concepts of monochronic (attending to one thing at a time) and polychronic (attending to multiple things at the same time) cultures. Richard Lewis expanded these concepts to the broader ones of linear-active and multi-active, then added the new concept of reactive, following a period immersed in Japanese culture.

The purpose has always been to help clients know culture – starting with their own – using the Model, then apply it practically for better global business.

Click below for an introduction to The Lewis Model and CultureActive – our web-based resource.

* Downloadable description in context of other models.

We have found it all to be very effective so far.
Hope we have dates lined up for next year.
Solid endorsement from us. ‘Thanks mate!’
Currently changing gear from Japanese/Thai to French!

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