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Hofstede's Cultural dimensions

Hofstede (1993) proposes five cultural dimensions to help forecast how a society functions on personal and professional levels. Hofstede (1993) describes culture as cognitive programming that individuals learn during socialization. Motivation, communication, and leadership behaviors in organizations will need to be appropriate based on the dominant cultural dimension of the society. The five dimensions proposed by Hofstede (1993) include power distance, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term orientation. While a culture will have aspects of each dimension, one domain may be dominant.

The power distance dimension is the amount of power disparity that is acceptable in a society. For instance, low power distance cultures are comparatively equal. High power distance cultures have considerable distance between the individuals that have power and the rest ...

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This solution offers a brief overview of Hofstede's cultural dimensions.