“The six dimensions ” with Salama Majed

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  1. Power Distance:

A distinction between the bosses and subordinates. Like the relationships between the bosses and employees maybe he is from the family members or friends.Slovakia have a highest score (100) to be consider as a power distance in compared to Egypt with score (70).

  1. Uncertainty Avoidance

Uncertainty avoidance deals with a society’s tolerance for uncertainty and ambiguity; it ultimately refers to man’s search for Truth. It indicates to what extent a culture programs its members to feel either uncomfortable or comfortable in unstructured situations. Unstructured situations are novel, unknown, surprising, and different from usual.Slovakia had a low score (51) compared to Egypt with score (80).

  1. Individualism

Individualism is the one side versus its opposite, collectivism, that is the degree to which individuals are integrated into groups. On the individualist side we find societies in which the ties between individuals are loose: everyone is expected to look after him/herself and his/her immediate family.For example, Slovakia can be considered as individualistic with a relatively high score (52) on the scale of Hofstede compared to Egypt which the score is (25).In Slovakia people stress on personal achievements and individual rights.

  1. Masculinity

The divided of roles between the genders.Slovakia have a highest score in distribution roles between the genders the score is (100). But Egypt had a score (45) which is a very low score. Those that score low on this dimension have fewer differences between genders and place a higher value on relationship building.

  1. Long-Term Orientation

This dimension describes a society’s time horizon. Short-term oriented cultures value traditional methods, take a considerable amount of time to build relationships, and in general view time as circular.Slovakia had a score of (77) but Egypt had a score of (7).

  1. Indulgence versus Restraint

This dimension measures a culture’s ability to satisfy the immediate needs and personal desires of its members.Slovakia had a score of (28) and Egypt had score (4).

References:

http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html

http://geerthofstede.nl/dimensions-of-national-cultures

http://conorneill.com/2012/06/07/geert-hofstede-the-6-dimensions-of-national-culture/

http://news.telelangue.com/en/2011/09/cultural-theory

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