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Chapter 2 discussion - Passive Short-term Time Oriented...

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Week two Discussion: Opening case: The Java Lounge - Gender-based entry ways - Gender-based floors - Only waiters (no waitresses) - No alcohol Culture: Definition - Ways of doing things/conducting oneself - Size - Distinct way of thinking - Traditional habits/behaviors - Opinions “Culture is the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one human group from another… Culture, in this sense, includes systems of values; and values are among the building blocks of culture.” – Hofstede: 1984 Cultural Differences: Individualism Social Orientation Collectivism Respect Power Orientation Tolerance Acceptance Uncertainty Orientation Avoidance Aggressive
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Unformatted text preview: Passive Short-term Time Oriented Long Term A good manager understands the psychology of the individuals who work for him/her. An understanding of individual psychology helps the manager understand and predict individual behavior, but in order to understand and predict GROUP behavior, the manager needs to understand the group’s culture. The international manager has to decide how far cultural factors influence any one event, and how far culture ahs to be taken into account against other factors. How is culture formed?-Demographics-Weather-Parents-History-Religion-Government-Education-Technology-Media-...
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