28 February - Characteristics of Cultures: Individualistic...

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Characteristics of Cultures: Individualistic vs. Collectivist Individualistic culture o Strong emphasis on individual goals o Self is the strongest link o Prefer autonomy and competition o United States is an example Collectivist culture o Strong emphasis on group goals o Group is the strongest link o Prefer cooperation o Asian culture Characteristics of Cultures: Monochronic vs. Polychronic Monochronic culture o Pay attention to/do one thing at a time o Enjoy fixed schedules o Avoid lateness and have start/end times o U.S., Germany, Scandinavia Polychronic culture o Pay attention to/do many things at once o Enjoy flexibility, multitasking o Accept lateness and no start/end times o Mediterranean Characteristics of Cultures: Past vs. Present vs. Future Oriented Past-oriented o Tend to be more traditional thinkers
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Present-oriented o The past is gone and the future is uncertain Future-oriented o The past is gone but the future is shapeable Characteristics of Cultures: High vs. Low Power Distance
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