Why Are We Here? Facilitator’s views To build a Study Group that uses: • Effective Communication • Effective learning approaches • Appropriate study skills • Friendly IT learning tools
Strong Study Group Foundations Communication Study Skills IT tools Learning Approaches
Communication & Cultures Cultural Dimensions Time-orientation Communication Styles Work-life Values
Time Orientation Sue confirmed her participation to a training meeting in her office. A week later, when she was reminded about the meeting, she said she couldn’t make it because she had another appointment How does Sue perceive time? Check this link: http://thearticulateceo.typepad.com/my- blog/2011/08/cultural-differences-monochronic-versus- polychronic.html
Time Orientation Teo confirmed his participation to a training meeting. When he was reminded about the meeting, he reconfirmed he was attending it and asked for the meeting agenda What’s Teo’s perception of time? Check this: http://www.harley.com/writing/time-sense.html
High or low-context Communication Teo wants to apply for his professional accreditation exams. He calls the regulatory body to ask for the procedures but he is nicely told he can access the information on the web site. What’s Teo communication style to get information? What communication style does the regulatory body favour?
Sue decided to take a professional accreditation exam just to find out how the exam was. When asked whether she used the exam blueprint to revise topics, she says she relied only on what her friends told her. What did Sue rely on to make decisions? How did she get information for the exam?
Discussion Questions Where does your communication style fall with regards to the Study Group? What low-context communication aspects does the study group follow?
Time Dimension & Communication Stylesin the Study Group
Study Group Time OrientationMONOCHRONIC Schedule study group activities Keep track of deadlines Focus promptness on task Be punctual & meet deadlines Commit to the job Respect for privacy
Study Group Communication StyleCOMMUNICATION Rely on email communicationLOW-CONTEXT Use direct & clear messages Stick to group ground rules Focus on rational solutions not personal ones Monochronic