Hofstede's Five Different Dimensions of Culture

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................11 Evaluation of suggestion on Hofstede’s cultural dimensions..................................................12 Agreement and disagreement with these dimensions or theories............................................23 Another suggestions for this theories and cultural dimensions................................................2CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
INTRODUCTIONCulture ca be defined and described by the sets of norms, believes and customs that areexist within the population. This study will cover five types of dimensions culture which showsthat how the values in the company and organisation are influenced by the culture. It alsoprovides a guidance of way of thinking and behaving (Steers and Sánchez‐Runde, 2017).Individualism and collectivism dimensions defines the behaviour of culture and show that howself oriented they are. Masculinity and femininity cultural dimensions are power orientation.1 Evaluation of suggestion on Hofstede’s cultural dimensionsHofstede’s five dimension:This model shows some factors and dimension in which itdefines that how values in the workplace are affected and influenced by culture. There aremainly five dimensions of national culture such as power distance index, masculinity 7femininity, individualism-collectivism and uncertainty avoidance.Masculinity Vs. femininity:The masculinity of this dimensions model shows apreference in the society for assertiveness, strengths, achievement and rewards for success. Onthe other hand femininity represents the preference for modesty, caring for the weak and improvethe quality and improving the standard of lives and cooperation. A masculine culture is made upof male gender roles that concentrate on some values like success and competition. Thismasculine culture requires power and wealth materials for its success. Those businesses that arebased on this type of culture believe their success equals with money. For masculine culturemoney and things are very important for them in order to work. On the other hand in femininity,culture are based on relationship and they focus on quality of life and for that people play animportant role for them in order to work.As per report and article it is evaluated and suggested that femininity is the bestdimension as they share caring views and thy give priority to environment protection. In terms ofwork there are smaller gender wage gap and more women are in management. Those businesseswho are based on this type of culture they give preference to women for fewer working hours(Franke, Hofstede and Bond, 2017).Individualism Vs. Collectivism:It is another cultural dimension. Individual refers andshows that society exists by only individuals or in another words it is a degree by which peoplehave an individual and independent definition of self. On the other hand collectivism shows and1
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