COM302-Cultural & Communication Patterns

Americans like to be independent and self sufficient

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Americans like to be independent and self sufficient, so if we had to wait for decisions made from the top of the hierarchy chain, I don’t feel as though we would get anything accomplished. The second dimension of GLOBE is: Uncertainty Avoidance which is defined as, “The extent to which people strive to avoid uncertainty by relying on social norms, rules, rituals, and bureaucratic practices to alleviate the
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unpredictability of future event” (Lustig & Koester, pg 117). Thailand has a high uncertainty avoidance compared to America which is has a low uncertainty avoidance. The Thai people avoid unexpected changes by setting rules and regulations to stick to. “Thais prefer to have structures and guidance whenever they do anything so as to reduce risks to see undesirable changes and avoid stress”( - values ). When it comes to the United States and American culture, we find great acceptance in change. We are more willing to try new and different things, whether that is; new foods, clothing, hairstyles, jobs and or social gathers. We allow for the freedom of expression. Americans tend to have less rules thus giving us more opportunity to be unique and individuals. The third dimension of GLOBE is Gender Egalitarianism, which is defines as, “The extent to which people minimize gender-role differences and gender discrimination while promoting gender equality” (Lustig & Koester, pg 117). Thai Culture is moderate when it comes to the gender egalitarianism dimension. According the Wikipedia, “Thailand ranked 69 out of 146 countries in gender inequality” ( ). Women in Thailand have such recently been seen getting jobs outside the home. Previously women we to stay home with the children and do the cooking and
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cleaning and farm work and the men went off to their working jobs, however just because women are getting jobs doesn’t mean that men and women are equal in the work force. Men are still making more money than women. American culture is high on gender egalitarianism. Inequality is seen as discrimination in American, thus bring about more lawsuits and public awareness. Employers are discouraged upon when promoting males faster than females, as well as paying a male more than a woman for the same job title. Even though America has harsher punishment for discrimination we can compare to the Thai culture because, like them America does still have inequality in the work place and even with certain types of people still.
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