Philippines And Indi Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions

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Philippines and India: Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions According to MindTools.com, psychologist Dr. Geert Hofstede aimed to understand cultures and cultural differences 1970s when he began to decades of research and thousands of interviews. What emerged was is an internationally recognized standard model of cultural dimensions. Hofstede analyzed the results of his research and found clear patterns of similarity and difference amid the responses along these five dimensions. There are five main dimensions of national culture: power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism, masculinity, pragmatism and indulgence (Mindtools.com,2014). This paper will focus on the similarities and differences of working relationships in the Philippines and India. Working Relationships in Philippines and India Culture has an impact on the style and effectiveness of leadership in both the Philippines and India. Leaders in both countries must contend with economic poverty, crumbling infrastructure and some bureaucracy, however there is an opportunity for transformational leaders to emerge and truly lead people into better opportunities and life. Power Distance in the Philippines. Power distance deals with the acceptance of an unequal distribution of power in a society. At a score of 94 everybody has a place which needs no further justification in this hierarchical society. Ressa (2012) explains in her online article that the high power index in the Phillipines helps to explain why

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