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Cross Cultural Patterns
Transcript of Cross Cultural Patterns
Power Distance Low
Power Distance Spain High Context San Francisco, USA Low Context New York High Uncertainty Avoidance SINGAPORE Low Uncertainty Avoidance Bangladesh Collectivism Low
Power Distance Culture Patterns Low Context
High Context Individualism
Collectivism Low Power Distance
High Power Distance High Uncertainty
Avoidance Cultural Profile Masculinity
Femininity Short Term Orientation
Long Term Orientation Proxemics
(Personal Spance Proxemics
(Personal Space) High Context Communication
Information goes around the point
Verbal and Non Verbal
Context carries more weight than words
Learning: Demonstration & Group Work
Long Term Relationships and Boundaries
Knowledge is situational
Centralized Single Meaning
No Additional information required
Short Term Relationships
Open & Direct "We" - Mentality
Identity and belonging to the group
Harmony should always be maintained
Relationships prevail overs tasks
Dependent "I"- Mentality
Task over Relationships
Right of Privacy Stronger Hierarchical System
Older = Powerful
Negotiation is the right of POWERFUL
Tasks are directed not discussed
Income Inequality Right to negotiate
Hierarchy for convenience not Power
Subordinate to be consulted
Fair Income Distribution Minimizing Ambiguity
Rule Oriented Society.
Laws & Control.
Higher Stress and anxiety
Clarity and Structured/Organized.
Fairly small room for mistakes. Uncertainty is accepted.
No strict rules and regulations.
Ease, Lower Stress and Low Anxiety.
Room for Ambiguity and Mistakes/Chaos INDIA Proxemics Use of physical space (Territory).
Layouts and Organization.
Hidden and Unconscious Greece Minimizing Ambiguity
Rule Oriented Society
Laws & Control
Higher Stress and anxiety
Clarity and Structured/Organized
Fairly small room for mistakes High
Uncertainty Avoidance JAPAN Masculinity SWEDEN NORWAY Femininity Better Work/Life Balance
Modest, Tender and Solidarity
Concerned with quality of lives
Holidays and Flexible work hours Power Relationships
Assertive,Tough and Combative
Concerned with material success References: Siemons, Dr. Holger, and Adrain Pryce. Cross Cultural Management. Northampton: University of Northampton, 0. Print.
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Demonstration in Casual Business Meetings Short Term
Orientation Spending and Consumption
Personal Steadiness and Stability
Short Term Results
Faster the better Long Term Orientation Most important event will occur in future
Trying to learn from others
Thrift and preservation