CHAPTER 4 HOFSTEDE’S DIMENSIONS OF CULTURE Prepared by: Christine, Fatima, Remi and Sara
Dimensions of culture Every culture has its own personality traits that differentiates it from other cultures such as: - Power Distance - Individualism vs. Collectivism - Masculinity vs. Femininity - Uncertainty Avoidance - Long-term vs. Short-term Orientation
The united states Equal opportunity:
The united states Independence:
The united states Man must conquer nature:
The netherlands Equality:
The netherlands Long-term thinking:
The netherlands Display of status:
japan Power Distance: Pressure on every Japanese person to not shame his/her family, and to avoid ruining social harmony. There is acceptance of society’s ‘rightful place.’
japan Long Term Orientation: Thrift and perseverance – people are expected to work hard, spare resources, and expect slow yet steady results.
japan Collectivistic: Dependence for each family member – it is extremely tough to enter a group because of strong bonds.
The philippines High Power Distance - Economy: “The rich become richer while the poor become poorer.” - Respect for old age: gesture and the use of “po” and “opo.”
The philippines Collectivism - Strong and close family ties Femininity - known for hospitality and modesty. - nurturing and caring towards others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Xu9oxUOso&feature=related