thailand
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Thailand

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 21

Thailand - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 48 Views
  • Uploaded on

Thailand. Brett Van Buskirk Jeffery Grabel Kunthida Jariyavithayakul Brandon McMullen Helen Ruby Theodore Smith. Introduction. Attitudes Collectivism Relationships. Attitude. Mai Pen Rai Sense of Time Smile Relationships. Attitude – Mai Pen Rai. Calm and Collected Voice

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Thailand' - callista-neumann


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
thailand

Thailand

Brett Van Buskirk

Jeffery Grabel

Kunthida Jariyavithayakul

Brandon McMullen

Helen Ruby

Theodore Smith

introduction
Introduction
  • Attitudes
  • Collectivism
  • Relationships
attitude
Attitude
  • Mai Pen Rai
  • Sense of Time
  • Smile
  • Relationships
attitude mai pen rai
Attitude – Mai Pen Rai
  • Calm and Collected
    • Voice
    • Easy going people/ culture
    • Reciprocate pleasant attitude
  • Patience
    • Traffic jams
    • 30 minute wait = 1 hour wait.
attitude time sense
Attitude – Time Sense
  • Polychromic
    • Loosely organized
    • Easy going
    • Not closely controlled
    • Not strictly managed
attitude smiles
Attitude - Smiles
  • Smile often
  • Resolve miss-understandings
  • Sorry, happy, hello, good bye
attitude relationships
Attitude - Relationships

Long term relations

  • Calm
  • Patience
  • Smile
collectivism
Collectivism
  • Individualistic vs Collectivistic
  • US vs. Thailand
  • Hofstede model
  • Buddhism (relate to collectivism)
collectivism1
Collectivism
  • Individualistic (USA)
    • People taking care of themselves
    • Making decisions based on individual needs
    • "I" mentality
  • Collectivistic (Thailand)
    • Primary loyalty to group
    • Decision-making based on what is best for the group.
    • "We" mentality
collectivism buddhism
Collectivism – Buddhism
  • Low individualistic = High Buddhism
collectivism2

Geert Hofstede™ Cultural Dimensions

* Description for each of Hofstede\'s Dimensions listed below

Thailand is somewhat unique with its two highest Hofstede rankings being equal at 64 - Power Distance (PDI) and Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI).

The high Power Distance (PDI) is indicative of a high level of inequality of power and wealth within the society. This condition is not necessarily forced upon the population, but rather accepted by the society as a part of their cultural heritage. The ranking of 64 is slightly lower than the Asian average of 71 (see Asian Average Graph below).

The equally high Hofstede Dimension ranking of Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI) indicates the society’s low level of tolerance for uncertainty. In an effort to minimize or reduce this level of uncertainty, strict rules, laws, policies, and regulations are adopted and implemented. The ultimate goal of this population is to control everything in order to eliminate or avoid the unexpected. As a result of this high Uncertainty Avoidance characteristic, the society does not readily accept change and is very risk adverse. The Thailand rank of 64 is slightly higher than the Asian average of 58.

Thailand\'s lowest Dimension is Individualism (IDV) at 20. A low score, as Thailand has, indicates the society is Collectivist as compared to Individualist. This is manifest in a close long-term commitment to the member \'group\', is that a family, extended family, or extended relationships. Loyalty in a collectivist culture is paramount, and over-rides most other societal rules and regulations. The society fosters strong relationships where everyone takes responsibility for fellow members of their group.

Thailand has the lowest Masculinity ranking among the Asian countries listed at 34, compared to the Asian average of 53 and the World average of 50. This lower level is indicative of a society with less assertiveness and competitiveness, as compared to one where these values are considered more important and significant. This situation also reinforces more traditional male and female roles within the population.

Thailand\'s is predominantly Buddhist, with 95% of the population practicing the religion of Buddhism. The precepts of Buddhism include leading a moral life, being mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and developing wisdom and understanding.

Collectivism
  •  Buddhism - leading a moral life, being mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and developing wisdom and understanding.
collectivism3
Collectivism
  • Individualistic (USA)
    • "I" mentality
  • Collectivistic (Thailand)
    • "We" mentality
  • Buddhism is found more in Collectivistic countries
relationships first impressions
Relationships – First Impressions
  • Critical importance
  • Business cards
  • Gifts
relationships building
Relationships - Building
  • Oriented towards long term relationships
  • Emphasis on repeat business
  • Building personal as well as business relationships

= Effective business negotiations

relationships manners
Relationships - Manners
  • Be patient
  • Be polite
  • Speak clearly, slowly and well-toned
  • Do not over gesture
  • Follow protocols
  • Importance of dinning etiquette
relationships respect
Relationships - Respect
  • Social hierarchy
  • To older persons
  • To higher positions
  • Food
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Attitude
    • Influence and importance
  • Collectivism
    • Importance among culture and religion
  • Relationships
    • Built with manners & respect
easy thai words to learn
Easy Thai Words to Learn

Hello

Man : Sa-Was-Dee-Khub

Woman : Sa-Was-Dee-Ka

Thank you

Man : Kob-Kun-Khub

Woman : Kob-Kun-Ka

*Khub andKamake words more polite.

slide20

Thank you

Kob-Kun-Ka

Team Thailand

bibliography
Bibliography
  • Hofstede, Geert. “Thailand Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions Explained.” Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions. ITIM International. 2003. <http://www.geert- hofstede.com/hofstede_thailand.shtml>
  • The title page picture is from InternationalLiving.com (http://www.il-ireland.com/il/promos/Thailand/0206.htm).
  • Ronald McDonald Wai: www.sgtowns.com/journal/bangkok/
ad