(PDF) Hofstede's Dimensions of Culture

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................31.Critically evaluate the suggestions made in the article on Hofstede's cultural dimension.......32.Which do you agree with and which do you disagree with? Justify your position..................43.Are there any suggestion would you like to make?.................................................................4CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFRENCES..................................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONHofstede's culture dimension theory is developed by Greet Hofstede and it refers to aframework or guidelines which is introduce for conducting communication at cross-cultural ineffective and appropriate manner. By this theory company able to analysis impact of culture ofsociety on its staff members (Beugelsdijk, Maseland and Van Hoorn, 2015). Respective theory ismainly divided into six categories that are Power distance index, Collectivism vs. individualism,Uncertainty avoidance index, Femininity vs. Masculinity, Short term vs. Long term Orientationand Restraint vs. Indulgence. Topics which are explained in this reports are critically evaluationand analysis of suggestions which is given in article. Along with this it contain explanationrelated to agree and disagree dimension and suggestion for improvement in activities.MAIN BODY1.Critically evaluate the suggestions made in the article on Hofstede's cultural dimensionHofstede's Cultural Dimension theory is used by an organisation in order to developeffective communication between employees within a diversified culture. It is also responsibilityof employer to develop strategies and plans in order to develop strategies accordingly so that allcultures employees communicate with each other in effective and appropriate manner. Accordingto respective article author there are six culture dimensions through with four of them haveprofound impact on business environment of a company. These four are individualism vs.collectivism, power distance, uncertainty avoidance and masculinity vs. femininity. According towhich below are some suggestions mentioned:-Individualism vs. collectivism –According to this theory Hofstede's Cultural Dimensiontheory is based on those employees who are self oriented and work according to them.Individualism refers to situation which consider or represent to achievements of anindividual (Lee, Trimi and Kim, 2013). Where as collectivism refers to a situation whenwhole organisation is working together in respect of an individual. In this company ableto attain there goal in more effective manner. So it is suggested to an organisation toconduct its work or task in collectivism basis.Power distance –It refers to situation within a workplace when two employees of sameposition have different level of power. This will show equality and discriminationbetween employees on basis of power. Due to which moral and motivation level of
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