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.
"The schedule is sacred"
— Edward T. Hall
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.