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When Is 2:00 Actually 2:15? Punctuality Around The World03:38Download

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People from different cultures may see deadlines differently. (Guy Sie/Flickr)

Have you ever shown up for a 10 o'clock meeting at 10 o'clock and found that no one else showed up until 10:15 or 10:30? It may be that you're working with people from a culture where deadlines are seen differently. In some cultures, meeting a deadline may be seen as less important than nurturing a relationship or encouraging creativity.

Harvard Business Review editor Curt Nickisch has some tips for Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson on how to manage deadlines when working across cultures.

Read a recent article on Harvard Business Review, "Different Cultures See Deadlines Differently" by Bhaskar Pant.

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This segment aired on May 24, 2016.

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