(Practical) Usages and Application of Hofstede's theory




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Aggy, Nigeria

(Practical) Usages and Application of Hofstede's theory

What are the application areas of Hofstede's theory, how can the theory be applied?
 

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Catherine M. Bing
CEO, United States
 

Applications of Hofstede's Theory

We use the Hofstede model in M&A integration, cultural due diligence, leadership development, web site/HR processes/collateral materials analysis (cultural audits), global talent development, talent potential analysis, global team and team leader development and of course a wide variety of training programs.
Cultural differences potentially impact all aspects of business interactions... Even customer service. See Marieke Demooj's work for implications in advertising.

 
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Gunnar, Norway
 

Application Areas of Hofstede

If you think about it, there are lots of areas and levels where Hofstedes cultural dimensions model can be applied:
- Concretising / discussing any (vague) culture.
- Comparing current versus future (desired) cultures
- Comparing cultures of countries / regions
- Comparing cultures of companies / divisions / departments
- Managing multicultural teams
- Analysing / coaching behavior of managers or leaders.

 
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MARTIN Christian
Consultant, France
 

Intercultural Communication Aspects in Communities of Practice (CoPs)

Communicating between cultures is not always easy. They say: "Americans and British people are divid... Sign up

 
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Catherine M. Bing
CEO, United States
 

Hofstede Theory Into Practice

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Ulrich Schweiker
Director, Germany
 

How can the Hofstede's Model be Used Beyond Starting a Discussion?

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