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The Power of Cultural Differences Pennsylvania International Week Erie, PA September 18, 2012. Three Megatrends are Changing the World’s Dynamics: Higher GDP in emerging markets Young population in these markets Rapid urbanization of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

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The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

The Power of Cultural Differences

Pennsylvania International Week

Erie, PA September 18, 2012


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

Three Megatrends are Changing the World’s Dynamics:

Higher GDP in emerging markets

Young population in these markets

Rapid urbanization of Asia, Africa, and Latin America


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

Source: The Economist Power Shift

08-04-2011

1.

Growing GDP


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

Source: Earth Habitat.com

2.

Young Population


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

Source: World Bank

3. Urbanization


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

  • Largest Cities in the World in the

  • 20th Century:

  • London, New York, Paris, Chicago, Berlin, Tokyo

  • Largest Cities in the World in the

  • 21st Century:

  • Mumbai, Sao Paolo, Shanghai, Jakarta, Karachi, Lagos


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

Source: the Atlantic

2000 Years in One Little Graph

06-19-2012


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

How to Position Your Company to Benefit From the

New

World

Dynamics?


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

  • Develop a diversified workforce

  • - Train to develop a global mindset

  • Lead with cultural intelligence

  • Must rethink the way we innovate

  • Pay attention to disruptive innovation

  • Acknowledge the trickle-up syndrome


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

The Lewis Model


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

Your Cultural DNA & the 7 Cultural Dimensions at Work:

Social Stratification

Independence Level

Business Focus

Communication Pattern

Concept of Time

Handling Change

Career Driven vs. Joie-de-Vivre


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

GLOBAL VIEW OF SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

  • In an egalitarian culture, people:

  • Speak their mind

  • Life is informal

  • Titles are not important

  • Merit prevails for reward and promotion

  • In a hierarchical culture, people:

  • Speak with caution

  • Life is very formal

  • Titles are very important

  • Seniority prevails for reward and promotion


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

GLOBAL VIEW OF INDEPENDENCE LEVEL

  • In an individualist society, people:

  • Are self-starter

  • They don’t like to be micro-managed

  • They control their destiny

  • In group-oriented culture, people:

  • Like to follow directions

  • Like to be micro-managed

  • Believe in fate dictating their trajectory


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

GLOBAL VIEW OF BUSINESS FOCUS

  • In a “transactionist” culture, people:

  • Focus on the product, the warranty, the profitability

  • Rely on the law when things go wrong

  • Don’t mix business and pleasure

  • In relationship-oriented culture, people:

  • Focus on the people who sell the product

  • Rely on the relationship when things go wrong

  • Business is pleasure


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

GLOBAL VIEW OF COMMUNICATION

  • In a direct culture, people:

  • Say things as they are

  • Go straight to the core (low context)

  • Being honest is a sign of integrity

  • In an indirect culture, people:

  • Involve others to discuss an important matter

  • Don’t go straight to the problem

  • Speaking one’s mind is disrespectful


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

GLOBAL VIEW OF THE CONCEPT OF TIME

  • In a linear culture:

  • Time is a commodity

  • Punctuality is a sign of respect

  • The relationship understands the constraint of time

  • In a circular culture:

  • Time is created when needed

  • Punctuality doesn’t mean anything

  • The relationship supersedes time constraints


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

GLOBAL VIEW OF HANDLING CHANGE

  • In a change oriented culture:

  • Change keeps us young

  • Change means you can adapt and grow

  • Failure is part of growing

  • In a change-resistant culture:

  • Change kills us

  • Change means that you are no longer in control

  • Failure means that you have lost face


The power of cultural differences pennsylvania international week erie pa september 18 2012

GLOBAL VIEW OF WORK/LIFE BALANCE

  • In a culture where people live to work:

  • Work defines a person

  • Ambition is admirable

  • Work always comes first

  • In a culture where people work to live:

  • Relationships define a person

  • Ambition is negative

  • Pleasure always comes first


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