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Hofstede's Cultural Map

I need help with Hofstede's cultural map.

First, how do organizations use and analyze the similarities and differences in work values and employee behavior in various countries when they choose to go international?

Secondly, how can a leader, or manager, use Hofstede's cultural map in the workplace, as there are many diverse cultures that can be found in the workplace today?

I need two real life examples of how an organization, say a multinational or transactional organization, uses Hofstede's cultural map in their organization.

Thank you for your assistance in advance.

Please provide 2 to 3 paragraphs per question with at least one scholarly reference for each question.

I am not looking for a paper, but some explicit answers to get me started.

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First, how do organizations use and analyze the similarities and differences in work values and employee behavior in various countries when they choose to go international?

Organizations use and analyze the similarities and differences in work values and employee behavior in several ways and different areas. Organizations modify their compensation packages, recruitment methods, incentive schemes, and promotions to match work values in the countries where they choose to operate. For example, in a country where power distance is high and individualism is low, the firms introduce group based incentive schemes (1).

Essentially, firms tailor their human resource policies to match the work values and employee behavior in the country. For example, in a country where long term orientation is high, companies use ...

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The answer to this problem explains Hofstede's Cultural Map. The references related to the answer are also included.

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