International And Global And International Opportunities

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Organizations today are vastly becoming more global and international thanks to the advancement of technology. Global and international businesses are motivated by several goals, including the pursuit of new discoveries, the desire to attract the brightest minds, provide unparalleled knowledge, skills and information. The scope of international and global industries continues to expand today as more businesses and organizations are developing a more strategic approach to international partnerships and the ability to provide a means to sustain meaningful relationships. It is important for leadership to understand and recognize global and international challenges with cultures and the skills needed when communicating. Cultures establish…show more content…
His definition of culture is “the collective programming of the mind distinguishing the members of one group or category of people from others” (Hofstede, 2001). These are his six dimensions and how they are relative to leadership. The first dimension is called the Power Distance Index (PDI). This dimension states that the people with less power in the society accept that power and influence is distributed unequally. The lower power members of society want equalization of distribution of power and demand justification. It is imperative for leaders in a global business environment not to be a high power distance leader or a low power distance leader. There needs to be a balance between the two, because you may be leading a diverse team of individuals from different backgrounds and countries. The best way a leader can succeed in this type of situation is to know the team that you are leading and develop flexibility that will motivate the team to follow. Individualism versus Collectivism (IDV) is the second dimension. When individuals are in a social framework it is expected of them to take care of themselves while also taking care of their immediate families. The opposite of this is collectivism, where they expect relatives or members in a group to look after each other. Individualist tend to hold themselves
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