Hofetede's Cultural Dimensions Assignment

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Evaluation of the suggestions made in the article.......................................................................1Agreed or Disagreed...................................................................................................................2Suggestions.................................................................................................................................2Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
INTRODUCTIONStudy skills are approaches that applied to the learning of an individual. The array ofstudy skills is helpful in tackle the process of organising and taking the new information anddealing with assessments. The study will analyse the article and evaluate the made suggestions inthe article and interpreting that which point is agreed and disagreed. Lastly, the report will endup with more suggestions regarding cultural dimensions.Evaluation of the suggestions made in the articleHofetede cultural dimensions model was done on a global survey of the value system ofemployees in 1967 and 1973 (Hofstede's Cultural dimensions and differences across cultures,2019). This theory is one of the initial ones which could quantify cultural differences. The articledescribe three dimensions of culture;Individualism- Collectivism dimension of culture-This dimension represents therelatively individualistic or collectivist ethic. The article represents that in individualisticsocieties, individuals are expected to think and act for themselves and they shouldemphasis on their personal enjoyment, pleasure and fun. On the other hand, collectivistsocieties value conformity and the well being of the group (Abdullah, 2017). Thiscultural dimension can be seen in United States that is an example of individualisticculture and Mexico and some countries in Asia are towards the Collectivism culture. Incontrasting the article suggested that individuals value their own ambition over the groupfrom where he is belongs to and on the other hand collectivism is where the people definethemselves as interdependent and they are in control on himself in the setted frameworkby the group in the society (Favaretto and et. al., 2016).Uncertainty avoidance-This dimension involves weak uncertainty avoidance vs highuncertainty avoidance. It is the extent to which people feels threatened or uncomfortableby uncertain and ambiguous situations (Callahan, 2018). According to the articleHofstede suggests that this uncertainty avoidance will apparent itself in the learningcontext through a more positivist perspective on knowledge. It is divided in two majorparts; low uncertainty and high uncertainty avoidance. Great Britain is a good example ofhigh uncertainty avoidance under this culture may have more rules in place to ensure thatpeople do not deviate from accepted standards and Canada is a perfect example of less1
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