The different dimension of Hofstede framework for assessing culture IN MEXICO
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example we consider Mexico as a non Asian country which is quit different in accordance withus still then we can bring both of them so close to each other as economic partners. Finally it¶sall about how an organization can transform to bring enormous changes for an exceptional cause.
Dr. Geert Hostede has done an extensive research on how values in a work place are affected bythe culture of a given place. He was working as a psychologist at IBM from 1967 to 1973 wherehe analyzed the data collected from 100,000 people from more than 40 countries and using theseresults he developed a model that consists four major dimensions to differentiate between cultureand later added the 5
one to give it a complete scene.By this analysis the person will understand better in terms of the differences between the cultureswith in the religions and also between counties.His analysis discuss about each country with the following format
It tells us about the amount of similarities and dissimilarities between the people stayingin a given countries or society. Here everybody is given work but some are valued andrest is left out. Leaders are socked for most of the opinions. The countries in which the power distance is high people would hate to work. The plus point would be decisions aretaken at a faster rate. But the people who have power should act upon it. There is gap between privileged and under privileged people. The people at the top level down treatthe low level people. Few examples for countries having low power distance are New Zealand, Austria, Norway, Where as India, Mexico and France come under high power index.
It emphasizes on the amount of reinforcement on individual or collective relationships. Ahigher rank in individualism tells that indusial rights and individuality are givenimportance in the community. People in such kind of society may tent to loose their relationships. A low ranking implies that the societies have close relationships that isevery one takes care of the members in their group.
It tells about the degree of the societal reinforcement done so that the traditionalmasculinity works on male achievement, power and control. Higher the masculinityindex male dominancy is there in the society and females are less dominant. A lower rank tells that female and male are treated equally in the society. Women take part in all the