Power Distance is one of Hofstede’s dimensions which is used to measure how the difference in power between the people is seen in a country. A country that has a high power distance is one where people are considered superior according to their gender, status, education, race, or family background. A good example of this dimension is India, mainly because of their caste system and females being looked down upon. Indian population is split into 5 groups, and each group has a separate power status and one you are born in the lowest caste, you cannot marry or associate with the highest class other than being servants of the higher class. Cultures with low power distance include Canada, Austria and Israel. People in these countries see each other more as equals.
Another Hofstede’s dimensions is Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI). This dimension measures how the people of a country deal with things they don’t know or risk. Cultures with a high UAI tend to like routines, rules, laws, religion, and beliefs. These countries also have minimal tolerance for outsiders as they are seen as untrustworthy. Some countries that demonstrate this dimension include Saudi Arabia, Japan and Pakistan. Some countries which have a low UAI include Canada, USA, Singapore, and Sweden. These countries tolerate foreigners very well.
Masculinity vs. femininity
Masculinity vs. femininity is another one of Hofstede’s categories. The word ‘masculinity’ refers to countries