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Masculinity a national culture attribute that

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Masculinity - a national culture attribute that describes the extent to which the culture favors traditional masculine work roles of achievement, power, and control. Societal values are characterized by assertiveness and materialism. High rating indicates a culture has separate roles for men and women, with men dominating the society. Femininity - a national culture attribute that sees little differentiation between male and female roles; women are treated as equals of men in all respects. Uncertainty Avoidance - a national culture attribute that describes the extent to which a society feels threatened by uncertain and ambiguous situations and tries to avoid them. High rating high level of anxiety about uncertainty and use laws to reduce uncertainty; low rating accepting ambiguity, take more risks and more readily accept change. Long-Term Orientation – a national culture attribute that emphasizes the future, thrift, and persistence. Short-Term Orientation - a national culture attribute that emphasizes the past and present, respect for tradition, and fulfillment of social obligations.
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Generational differences and cultural differences are the two major factors lead to a potential clash of values between individual and organizational values in Cdn workplace.
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