Cultural Values Of Polish And Turkish Employees

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Introduction Cultural values can be defined as standards that are considered acceptable or unacceptable to a particular culture. I examined two research articles, one comparing the cultural values of Polish and Turkish employees and the other comparing Indian and U.S. value orientations. I choose these articles because they gave a good representation of almost all our global business cultures. India with its Asian influence; the U.S., which is distinctly western; Poland with its European influence; and Turkey with its Middle Eastern influence. These two articles come together nicely to give an accurate representation of what’s important to the culture and how those characteristics influence employees in the work place and how managers can better communicate with their global employees. Furthermore, I choose this topic out of personal interest and from my experience working in an international department this past year.
Woldu, Patel, and Crawshaw’s article, “A Comparative of Analysis Cultural Value Orientations of Polish and Turkish Employees: Implications for International Humane Resources”, compares Polish and Turkish employees bases its analysis on six cultural characteristics. They include: “activity of thinking (AT), the value of harmonious relationships (RNH) and subjection (RNS) with ones environment, the acceptance/nonacceptance of hierarchical (RH) and individualist (RI) relationships between people, and be belief in the basic good/evil nature of human

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