Culture affects our behavior which influences the way each and everyone thinks, therefore it affects one’s success. Culture legacies can sometimes be dangerous as Gladwell describes when he explained the cultural legacy through airplane crashes focusing on the Korean Air accidents during the 1990’s. In addition to gaining the opportunity to receive experience, someone successful also benefits from one’s cultural legacy (Gladwell 182). Gladwell explains how Asian cultures reward hard work more than other cultures. Most Asian cultures cultivate rice and rice farmers are known to work harder than any other farmers.
It is hard to imagine a world without reading or writing. Many times we take for granted the important value it holds in each of our and our children 's lives. In the article, The Cradle of Culture and What Children Know About Writing and Numbers Before Being Taught, Liliana Tolchinsky Landsmann attempts to persuade readers that literacy begins way before formal classroom education. It is her belief that preliterate children show signs of literacy before parents and educator 's realize the distinct process of development. In the article, Learning Related Behaviors and Literacy Achievement in Elementary School-Aged Children by Deborah Stipek, Steven Newton and Amita Chudgar, three university professors test elementary school-aged children
The Importance of a Company’s Culture The culture of a company is one of the most important and sometimes overlooked factors in an organization. The culture can increase employee engagement and increase productivity which will allow a company to reach its goals, “From productivity and engagement in the organization’s day-to-day, to an employer brand that naturally fuels recruiting efforts, to creating a lasting brand that customers immediately recognize, there’s no escaping it – culture radiates outward into the marketplace” (Straz 2015). The culture can have a great impact on the employees. Employees thrive in a positive working environment and the ability to engage with their managers without fear of retaliation.
The effect of power on culture and leadership is real and this effect can be long lasting. The term power conjures up images of both evil and good and is a subject that is rarely discussed in management planning sessions or leadership training. But, because strength is the basis for influence attempts understanding its uses and limitations help a leader to learn to use it effectively. Becoming a efficacious leader is critical because companies do not form accidentally. Leaders help companies for culture by being goal oriented, having a specific purpose, and are created because one or more individuals perceive that the concerted and coordinated action of a number of people can accomplish something that individual action cannot.
The latter parameter in particular is useful in interpreting cultural preferences within multicultural organizations, and can be potentially used to adjust management strategies. As a result, the concept of power distance has been actively researched over past few decades. Bochner and Hesketh (1994) validated Hofstede’s power distance theory in a single multicultural work setting, where 263 workers from 28 countries participated in the study. People from Anglo-Celt cultural groups scored lower on power distance index, as originally predicted by Hofstede. Moreover, responders from non-Anglo-Celt groups reported greater number of discrimination incidents and favored cultural diversity in the work place (Bochner & Hesketh, 1994).
When researching information about Haiti’s cultural dimensions, there wasn’t a significant amount of data available. However, a cultural dimension model will be developed based on personal research(Appendix D). Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimension model is a five-dimension model that rates countries from 1 to 100 based on certain criteria such as power distance, individual vs. collectivism, masculinity vs. femininity, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term orientation. When looking at power distance, which measures how evenly power is distributed and the influence that one has over another, Haiti is assessed at 50.
The position of a country on each of the four dimensions could be indicated by a score. Each dimension’s score is on a scale of zero to hundred, and the range of scores represented the range of different answers to the four issues. The power distance dimension is defined as “the extent to which the less powerful members of organizations and institutions accept and expect
Introduction To be a good leader in a way, you need to know how to influence, motivate and let others to contribute towards the road of success which they are the members in the organisations. There are a lot of elements of leadership which lead the leader to be a good leader. The most common element is motivating others and keep on stimulating the desire and energy into people to continually interest and committed to attain a goal. Different element created different types of leadership which is useful on different environment. One of the leadership style that is very common in Asian country, the “power distance”.
There are many standards defining and measuring a culture, some of these are obvious from one culture to another and others need some analysis before recognizing them. Two of these traits are collectivism and individualism, which differ greatly from country to country and culture to culture. In addition to defining those, the possibility of coexistence of the two traits will be examined. First, collectivism simply defined is the idea of everyone being a part of a larger group and all behavior stemming from this. More specifically, collectivism includes looking at the needs of those in your group before looking at your own, readiness to cooperate with your group, shared beliefs, and happiness based on the welfare of those around you.
Cultures with high power distance accept an unequal distribution of power and the fact that “some members have greater resources and influence than others”(p.50). When James Carter speaks to his boss, it seems that they are equal in power. James does not afraid to say what he thinks, and even the call the one with higher position by his name. The American always expects egalitarianism so it will be great if there ia not formalized hierarchical structure in community and social relationship. However, in China, it is different, relationships are hierarchical in terms of age, political status, wealth and so on.
Individualism versus Collectivism: This element of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions describes if the primary function of a person in a society is more being an individual or part of the group of a society. In individualistic societies people follow their own interest very strictly and are relatively loose on societal morals. Competition in these societies is normal, the ideology exists that people who compete the best are rewarded financially. Examples for strong individual societies are: Canada, Australia and the United States.