The “self” is important and individual opinions are valued and expressed. There are clear lines between work and private life. Job mobility tends to be higher and one thinks in terms of their individual career. Leaders focus on management of individuals and feedback is direct. Masculinity/ Femininity UAE scores right in the middle as neither masculine nor feminine. A high score (masculine) indicates that the society will be driven by competition, achievement, and success, while a low score (feminine) indicates the dominant values are China scores higher in this dimension, being considered a masculine society. They are driven by competition and success. Many Chinese people will sacrifice family and Norway scores extremely low in this dimension and is the second most feminine nation. This means that the softer aspects of culture are valued and encouraged. Taking care of the
caring for others and quality of life. leisure priorities in order to work and be viewed as successful. environment is important. Trying to be better than others is neither socially nor materially rewarded. Incentives such as free time and flexibility are favored. Long-term/ Short-term Orientation As UAE was only founded in 1971, there is currently no score available for this nation on the long-term orientation dimension. China scores highly in this dimension which indicates a pragmatic culture. They show the ability to adapt traditions to changes and encourage efforts in education to prepare for the future. They also have a propensity to save and invest for the future. Norway scores relatively low in this dimension and is considered a normative culture.
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- Spring '12
- Business, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates