Culture Different Between China and Us

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INTRODUCTION It is well-know fact that different people have different opinion and this saying can be also used in the culture. For that reason, different cultures would make people have different behaviours.Culture can be defines as “the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one human group from another” (Hofstede 1984, p: 21). Culture is consisting of language, political, values, belief, food, cloth, etc. And those elements make people have different behaviours. Therefore, there are significance differences between two cultures and so does two national cultures. It is well to accept that people have different behaviors at work between two national cultures. For this reason, the aim of this essay is to…show more content…
In contrast, subordinates feel comfortable in the low power distance. Therefore, people in different power distance would have different behaviour at work. • Individualism Individualism, the second dimension of culture is derived from Hofstede (2001, p: 209), “Individualism describes the relationship between the individual and the collectivity that prevails in a given society.” Form the picture above, it is clear that the individualism index in China is much lower than United Kingdom. It is evident that British tend to develop and display their personality rather than work in a group. Nevertheless, Chinese are act mostly as a member of group. It is for this reason that Chinese’ work behaviour are different to British’. • Long-/short- Term Orientation Short-term orientation can be defined as: “have a high respect for traditions, emphasise the importance of social and status obligations, approve conspicuous consumption, demand quick results, and are concerned with ‘truth’.” (Brown 1998, p: 46) Besides, long-term orientation can defined as: “the adaptation of traditions to a modern context, place definite limits on respect for social and status obligations, are sparing with resources, stress perseverance, and are concerned with ‘virtue’.” (Brown 1998, p: 46) In that case, Chinese focus on the future and value thrift, persistence, and tradition while British
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