Erin Meyer is a professor and author of the book The Culture Map, which unpacks cultural differences among nations in a business context. I recently watched a clip of a talk she gave and was particularly interested in one of her anecdotes.
She tells the story of how, when working with an international team, she asked the British members one day what it was like to work with the French. And they responded, “Well, you know the French are very disorganised. They’re always late and they’re always changing the topic in the middle of meetings, so it’s very difficult to follow them.”