Chronemics is a concept that defines the role of time in communication across different cultures. It answers the question of how time perception affects lifestyle, personal relationships, and work-life.
Monochronic time system defines that:
The best example of monochronic society is the US and North European cultures, Italy, Greece, Spain, England, and the Scandinavian. Time is considered as a precious resource and cannot be wasted.
Polychronic time system defines that:
Examples of polychronic societies can be Latin American, Arab, African countries, where people live mostly by natural rhythms, more focused on traditions and relationships than on tasks.
"The schedule is sacred"
— Edward T. Hall