Hofstede Cultural Dimensions - Assignment

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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................3MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................31. Evaluating the suggestions made in the articles of Hofstede Cultural dimensions...............32. Agreement and disagreement related to the suggestions in articles of Hofstede Culturaldimensions..................................................................................................................................43. Other recommendations.........................................................................................................5CONCLUSION...............................................................................................................................5REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONOrganisational culture can be referred to as underling the values, behaviour andassumptions which are shared by people at workplace that form unique environment within anorganisation. It is the culture which provides direction to different business activities. Culture isthe important factor which has great influence on business.The report have focus on identifying the different dimension of culture in context ofHofstede cultural dimension theory. Study will include few suggestions which can be utilised forbringing improvement in organisational culture.MAIN BODY1. Evaluating the suggestions made in the articles of Hofstede Cultural dimensions.Hofstede cultural theory is recognized to be as framework specially designed for crosscultural communication. It is the hypothesis which emphasizes on defining the way social cultureinfluences the behavior of employees.According to theHofstede cultural theory there are fivedimensions of culture these are power distance, individual verses collectivism, Masculinityverses femininity, low and high uncertainty avoidance, short as well as long term orientation(Hallikainen and Laukkanen, 2018.).Individual and collectivism in Hofstede cultural theory focuses on the extend up towhich people in the society form groups. The collectivism dimension in Hofstede cultural theoryis based on the assumption that people in the society is form the strong relationship with eachother. Individualist dimension in Hofstede cultural theory states that it is the self- interest andachievement which influences the behavior of an individual. According to the Hofstede culturaltheory United state has an Individual Culture. But as per the view ofKumar and Sharma, 2018,UN has collectivism culture as people in the society are integrated in the group. According tothe Hofstede cultural theory Mexico has collectivism. The Hofstede cultural theory suggests thatan organization can achieve goals by promoting team work.Power distance dimension in Hofstede cultural dimension can be defined as the measureof equality which is existed and accepted. It is the dimension which suggest that inequality isendorsed by followers. But according to the authorLee, Howe and Kreiser, 2019inequality inthe society are endorsed by leader. According to the Hofstede cultural theory United states hasfew elements of lower as well as higher power distance culture. But as per suggestion inHofstede cultural dimension the culture of US is need to low power distance culture.
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