Cultural Dimensions

Posted under engineering leadership On By @GorskiRafael

Demonstrate empathy to people and show true support is a core attitude for a leader. Understand culture dimensions is a helpful tool when you have diverse culture people in your team. I’ve being using Hofstede Cultural Dimensions work in critical moments in my career. Hofstede tool creates awareness about culture dimensions such as Power Distance, Individualism, Masculinity, Uncertainty Avoidance, Long Term Orientation, and Indulgence.

The original paper: Cultural dimensions in management and planning | SpringerLink

Geert Hofstede discovered these initial dimensions when working for IBM across the globe. On the video below he explains how this research happened and explains the core fundamentals for each one. Insightful differences for the ones related to people relationship.

Other materials here gertjanhofstede.com , such the interesting Hofstedeā€™s Globe. The globe shows dimension scores across the world.