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VENEZUELA

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Transcript of VENEZUELA

EXPATRIATE
PREPARATION

VENEZUELA
VENEZUELA
Social/cultural
THANK YOU!

Cameron Whyte
Jenny Wilkinson
Madeleine Lu
Priscilla Natalie Nicholls
Sophie Carden-Horton
In and out group relationships.
Communication styles.
Level of power and authority.
Performance oriented.
Uncertainty avoidance.
Polychronic style.
Any questions?

Impact of Cultural Values
What to do beforehand?
Be culturally sensitive to rituals and norms.
Avoid ethnocentric behaviour.
Patience and flexibility.
Travel and experience culture firsthand.
Leadership
Strong positive opinions.
Team meetings:
Motivating
People
Group benefits and incentives.
Use of extrinsic goals:
Start times and length
of meeting.
Contingency plans.
Health and saving plans
Status oriented goals.
Group targets.
LEADING
AND
MOTIVATING
Hofstede

CULTURAL VALUES:
Contrasting


• Power Distance:
• Individualism vs. Collectivism:

Hierarchy
Individual or group orientated.


Similar


• Masculinity vs. Femininity:
wanting to be the best or
liking what you do

• Uncertainty Avoidance:
Degree to which societies take risks
Trompenaars &Schwartz

• Neutral vs. Affective:
Degree to which
emotion is expressed
• Autonomy vs. Embededdness:
Relationship between individuals and groups (supports Hofstedes Individualism vs. Collectivism)
Edward T Hall Dimensions

CULTURAL VALUES:
Views of Time


New Zealand: Monochronic
Time is linear, one task at a time and strict scheduling.
Venezuela: Polychronic
Time is cyclic, multiple tasks done simultaneously.
Places higher importance on relationships than deadlines.
Communication


New Zealand: Low Context
People are direct and say exactly what they mean.

Venezuela: High Context

Body language, verbal cues and environment are all used to relay meaning.
ARTS AND CULTURE:

Art influenced
by religious
paintings and
sculpture of Spanish style.
Colonial era

History became a dominant theme.
Post
Independence

Modernism became prominent.
20th
Century

Introduced Kenetic art.
1960's
Onwards
Timeline
ARTS AND CULTURE
Arts from Hispanic, Indigenous, and African roots.
A wide range of art forms that differ depending on the regions they originate from.
Reflects the culture of the diverse ethnicity represented in Venezuela.


Overview
Country environment
Demographics
Health and safety
Political/Legal
Economical
A Federal Republic with President, Nicolás Maduro.
Democratically elected government.
Legal system based around the Spanish civil code.
GDP = $408 billion.
Per capita = Venezuela $13,600
= New Zealand $39,200
Exporting = Petroleum (95%).
Trading Partners include USA (39.3%),
Canada (14.4%) and India (12%)
31.5% of population lives below the poverty line.
Culture
Religion
Diet
Gender roles

CULTURAL VALUES:
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