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Sameen Shahid
Hofstede gave five dimensions to help explain the culture of the country they can also be applied to organization with little modifications. The five dimensions are: 1. Small vs Big Power Distance: you identify a culture which will be either high on power distance or low. The culture with high power distance has high inequality in status or unequal distribution of resources,the poorer gets poor and richer gets richer. Simply if the distance between poor and rich is high that culture has high power distance. In organizations this power distance can be seen for example by the distance between top management and the rest of the management. 2. Individualism vs Collectivism: It's how you make your decisions on individual basis or collective level. People high on individualism only care for their personal ambitions and goals. People high on collectivity think as a society and care for opinions of other members of society. In Pakistan most people are individually collective and collectivel (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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