Cultural Diversity and Decision Making

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Culture diversity and decision making Apparently culture plays a significant part in the decision making process of each individual. This cuts across the formal and the informal agreements that need to be made. Cultures can make a person or a community relies more on the institutions and the accompanying laws or to rely on the personal commitments to individuals and the trust invested therein. It is found that the Chinese and the Mexican prefer to rely more on the personal commitments to individuals rather than on institutions and the legal system. One common aspect across the societies is the moral consideration on one hand and the utilitarian consideration on the other hand. The western world have a stronger utilitarian consideration and propulsion by the same while making decisions and compared to managers in places like Hong Kong. Looking at the autocratic versus the participatory approach to decision making, the countries with hierarchical culture like Turkey, Germany, India, China among others have the reliance on the instructions being passed to them by the people at the helm of authority. Sweden, Japan and the Arab world on the other hand display decentralized and consultative approach to decision making. The other central aspect is the speed at which decisions are made and approved for action to take place. North Americans and Europeans are known to take relatively shorter time to reach significant decisions as compared to the Middle East people who relate
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