Enterprise skills session 4. Introduction. Intro What’s your T shirt. Review of self study from last session.
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Hofstede’s research of different countries. His work is relevant to enterprise.
Hofstede identifies five dimensions of culture in his study of national work related values. These cultural differences describe averages or tendencies and not characteristics of individuals
1 Low vs. high power distance- This dimension measures how much the less/least powerful members of institutions and organizations expect and accept that power is distributed unequally. How people perceive power differences.
2 Individualism vs. collectivism - This dimension measures how much members of the culture define themselves apart from their group memberships.
3 Masculinity vs. femininity- This dimension measures the value placed on traditional male or female values (as identified/understood in most Western cultures).
4 Low vs. high uncertainty avoidance- This dimension measures how much members of a society attempt to cope with anxiety by minimizing uncertainty.