Recently I attended a meeting and a discussion began about communications and culture. It was suggested that we, in the US, talk to fill silence and that other cultures are more patient. This can lead to frustration in communications and the difficulty of getting all of the voices heard.
At the risk of over generalizing, these simple questions may enlighten you to consider the groups in which you are facilitating conversation. This is not meant to be judgmental, simply a study in culture that may help to create a better understanding and patience.
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