One of the most important questions of research is how can we take the information we’ve found and apply it to everyday life? How can it be useful? Most people hope that their research has some practical use. I’m sure there are ways in which knowledge of a cultures perception of time can be applied to their daily lives.

Throughout my investigation of this topic I found that many people applied this research in the context of advertisements and marketing. They looked at how peoples values and ideas with respect to time influenced their behavior as consumers. Maybe the ability to do something quickly will have more appeal to someone who views time as limited. Maybe images of ancestors, the cultures history, or something having to do with traditions will be more appealing to Chinese culture.

Many other aspects focused on the cultures business practices. Does their culture place high importance on being prompt and on time? How do they deal with appointments and events? This is very important to know if you’re doing business with people in another culture.

We can use the information presented to look into how perceptions of time can effect a persons behavior. Are certain work tempos more conducive to productivity? Does your view of time (open-ended or limited) effect how you perform on tasks or what tasks you choose to do? Using this information can be helpful for event and tasks planning to people and organizations. The true value of research is how and if the information can be used, and I think there are many ways to consider in applying cultures perception of time to everyday life.

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