Dimensions of Hofstede Applied on a Company

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Dimensions of Hofstede Applied on a Company
Chris, Member
Is it possible to use the Model by Hofstede on a company?
What I am looking for is a model to give insight in how a company currently works, the company culture. I might add some other things to the 5 dimensions.
I want to compare this to a few other types of companies, and 'determine' if they are compatible. Basically I want to compare companies and know in which way they are run.
I am not looking for something to change the company, just something to have an understanding of the way it is currently going.

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions at Corporate Level
Magnus von Stapelmohr, Member
Hello Chris!
Yes with a little tweaking you can adapt Hofstede's dimensions to a corporate structure well. YouŽll just have to imagine the parameters within a corporate culture, e.g. "masculinity" that is applicable on leadership issues, "power distance" to governing structure etc.
It is quite similar phenomenon both in macro and micro environments!

Using the Hofstede Model for Corporate Cultural Assessment
Catherine M. Bing, Member
itimfocus - now in partnership with feedbackdialog - has a relationship with Geert Hofstede and has been measuring corporate cultures using his model for years. Please feel free to contact them directly.

Re: Using the Hofstede Model for Corporate Cultural Assessment
Chris, Member
Thanks for the reply! The website of itimfocus is somewhat helpfull, I like what they are doing! I have the feeling that they are doing what I want to do with Geert Hofstedes model. I might shoot them a mail and see if they are able to assist me.

Corporate Culture - Practicalities
Ben Smith, Member
@Catherine M. Bing: itimfocus sounds like what I'm searching for but the link is not working currently. I am looking for ways of measuring and articulating my company's culture to facilitate recruitment, training and purposeful change.


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