|In the following dialogues, see if you can recognize evidence of high or low uncertainty avoidance; note your findings in the space below each one:
1. About Manuel
PCV:How did your meeting go with Manuel?
HCN: Not very well. He's still seething about being passed over for that promotion.
PCV: Has he talked to the chief?
HCN: The chief knows.
PCV: But Manuel should get it off his chest if it's bothering him.
2. In Over His Head
PCV: I think the consultant from the Ministry of the Environment is in over his head.
HCN: The expert from the capital?
PCV: Yeah, him.
HCN: But he has a Ph.D and studied in France.
PCV: He still has no idea about how you change behavior in rural communities. His grazing proposal will never work here.
HCN: I heard some grumbling, actually. Maybe you're right. What do you think he should do?
PCV: It's simple, really. He should just admit he's wrong and start over again.
PCV: We're getting nowhere with the textbook project.
HCN: I know. The teachers are getting frustrated.
PCV: It's all because of that regulation against using money from other budgets, even if they have a surplus.
HCN: We're stuck with it, I'm afraid.
PCV: We could just ignore it, and say we didn't know any better.
HCN: Did you hear? We won't be getting a new staff person after all.
PCV: I know. So much for getting rid of our backlog.
HCN: Well, we can resubmit the request next summer.
PCV: Actually, I've got a better idea. I've heard about some new accounting software that would make our workload a lot easier.
HCN: Has it been tried in organizations like ours?
PCV: In America. I don't know about here. We could probably get it free if we asked.
HCN: And then train everyone in it?