The Classification Of Wine And Culture

1349 Words Dec 13th, 2014 6 Pages
distribution and inequality to a fairly high degree. French children are taught to be emotional reliant on their parents. As they proceed through different stages of their life, they begin to depend on teachers and superiors therefore creating acceptable standards of inequality. Wine and culture are interdependent in the personal and professional cultural realm of France. Just like a “flawless bottle of vintage wine, France displays perfection in the land and its people” (Gannon & Pillai, 2013, p. 229). As a result, wine has “shaped the country’s disposition weaving a common thread through all the varying walks of French life” (Gannon & Pillai, 2013, p. 227). The classification of wine has contributed to the classification of …show more content…
From a business standpoint, if a country such as France, scores high in power distance, there is a tendency to have more male controlled traditions. As a result, managerial positions are typically held by men, and the women who do hold leadership positions experience negativity. Considering the United States scored a “40” in power distance indicates they are less accepting of unequal distribution and inequality. As an American manager, working abroad in France I will face many challenges coming from a society that is lower in power distance. In the United States I am accustom to briefing my subordinates about task in great detail. I am also prepared for my authority to be challenged and to answer questions pertaining to any information that was briefed. In fact, I encourage questions to ensure the instructions are clear. Typically, I’ll ask for a back brief from the group confirming they understand their roles and responsibilities. Hence, individuals are held accountable for their work ethics. Furthermore, they are expected to make decisions independently thus not relying on my approval constantly. Hofstede stated, “Managers from the USA... succeed rather well in adapting their style to the subordinates ' greater need for dependency” (Gouttefarde, 1996, p. 60). In addition to adapting to employees being more dependent on my approval I will have to adjust to lack of
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