Gung Ho Paper

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Gung Ho" and the Integrated Cultural Framework The purpose of this exercise is to apply the dimensions of the Integrated Cultural Framework to the movie "Gung Ho". Each company is discussed separately using examples from the movie and then summary values provided. United States ICF Dimension Low Moderate High Ability to Influence High Comfort with Ambiguity High Assertiveness Doing/Masculine Individual/Collectivism Individual Time Orientation Present Space Orientation Public Ability to Influence Outcomes There were many instances in the movie where the Americans illustrated a low power distance and a strong belief in their ability to influence outcomes. First the town sent one person to a foreign country…show more content…
The Japanese at one point stated "The Americans like to feel special". Time Orientation In the movie, everything about the US perspective is about the present. They need jobs now, money now to take care of their families now. Space Orientation The US characters display numerous examples of a public space orientation. They kiss and cuddle on the street and when the main character meets the Japanese for the first time he touches the man, surprising him, and discusses how his underwear feels! He also goes into the manager's office even after being told that it is not a good time. The last amusing episode was sharing food at the dinner table with his wife to the amazement of the Japanese guests. Japan ICF Dimension Low Moderate High Ability to Influence Low Comfort with Ambiguity Low Assertiveness Mixed Doing/Being Individual/Collectivism Collectivist Time Orientation Past Space Orientation Private Ability to Influence Outcomes The first very powerful instance of high power distance was the management training school and the wearing of the ribbons of shame. There was a huge distance between the junior and senior managers and they were required to repent for their shameful behavior. Another instance was when the Japanese did not believe that they could influence the workers performance so they quit. Comfort with Ambiguity The Japanese showed high uncertainty avoidance
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