Course curriculum

  • 1

    Time Management: a cultural misunderstanding

    • Introduction to the concepts of cyclical- and linear time

    • The historical context of monochronic time

    • Event-related time: an example of polychronic orientation

  • 2

    Time Management Across Different Cultures

    • A W.E.I.R.D. take on business priorities and KPIs

    • A holistic overview of the main differences between polychronic and monochronic societies

    • Values, lifestyle, priorities: the importance of mealtime in polychronic France

  • 3

    Pop Quiz

    • Test your knowledge

  • 4

    Time Management In The Workplace

    • The impact of temporal perspectives on staff retention

    • Case study: "Effects of communication style and time orientation on notification systems and anti-virus software"

  • 5

    Upcoming course preview: The impact of office space on employee well-being

    • The link between chronemics and proxemics (territoriality)

  • 6

    Bonus Content

    • "Time management: secrets from the Brain and Mind", by Maitén Panella

  • 7

    Final Quiz

    • Test your knowledge

  • 8

    Rate Your Learning Experience

    • Evaluation Survey

  • 9


    • Reading list

About this course:

Who will benefit from it, and what they'll learn.

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.”

- Thomas Jefferson -


Dear Learner,

Before we discuss the purpose and the intended outcome of this course, please allow me to thank you for choosing Mudita's School, and to share the story behind its name with you:

"Mudita" is a word from Sanskrit that indicates a particular kind of joy, the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being and prosperity. 

Mudita Consultancy aims to provide learners with the "cultural knowledge" that will help them thrive in a globalized environment, and to equip them with the tools to implement the best strategies and growth solutions for their businesses.

At the end of this short course on Time Managementdesigned for those professionals who seek to improve wok relationships with their employees, colleagues, and business partners through mutual understanding - you will be able to:

  1. identify and define the differences between linear- and cyclical time;
  2. explain the origin and the limitations of monochronic time;
  3. summarize the meaning of "event-related time" and provide relevant examples;
  4. outline the characteristics of both monochronic- and polychronic cultures;
  5. evaluate and compare the outcomes of different time orientation in the workplace;
  6. discuss the link between time orientation and territorial behavior (time- and space management);
  7. develop a retention plan aimed at keeping both polychronic- and monochronic workers engaged and satisfied with their jobs.


The Bonus Content has been kindly provided by Maitén Panella (psychologist, psychotherapist, consultant).

Hope you'll enjoy the course, and thank you once again for choosing Mudita's School!



Since 2020 has been financially challenging for many of the people who are part of this amazing community, Mudita will opt for a PWYW scheme until the end of year.

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