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Hofstede's Cultural Map in the Workplace

Dr. Geert Hofstede's cultural map helps to analyze the similarities and differences in work values and employee behavior in various countries. As a teacher, how do you think you should use Hofstede's findings at your workplace? Use the Internet to find real life examples of how different companies use Hofstede's findings.

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As a teacher, one should use Hofstede's findings to better understand the workplace, especially as it has become a greater mix of cultures. Hofstedes's Cultural Orientation Model was originally based on a study of IBM employees in 40 countries, during a period of five years. Hofstede's cultural dimensions included the difference in which people look after themselves compared to how much they expect the group to look after them, the amount that society (or an individual from a society) accepts that power is distributed unequally, the extent to which employees feel beholden to tradition and rules, and the nature of dominant values in an organization (Hindle, 2012). Ultimately, a workplace is ultimately influenced by the values of the corporation and those who work in it. Thus, an American operation in India, with only expatriate Americans working at the location will hold more American corporate values, than ...

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This solution discusses Hofstede's cultural map in the workplace and gives examples of how different companies use Hofstede's findings. Includes APA formatted references.