Similarities in National Cultures

As it has been aforementioned, power distance is the difference that exists between groups in a society that happen to be thriving in an unequal arrangement. In situations where the power distance is high, some individuals who are considered to be superior to several others based on their social status, race, gender, age, personal achievements, and the level of education, birth place, and family background. In cultures with low power distance, individuals are perceived to be equal, and statuses are earned instead of being ascribed as is the case in cultures where high power distance thrives. G ...

Organizational Behavior and Culture

In this discussion I’d like to present the organization that is not simply provides the health care but also advocates one of expat communities. A cited in Bender and Harlan (2008), The National Alliance for Hispanic is the first health-care oriented organization whose goal is to improve the physical and psychological condition of the members of the Hispanics in the USA. Founded in 1973 as the Coalition of Spanish Speaking Mental Health Organizations - an organization, that provided mental health support; it developed into the Alliance that involves a group of authoritative organizations. This ...

Culture is the most Important Issue

Business culture is not only a symbolic, traditions and a clothes style. The business culture is multilayered. It represents “a set of the most important offers accepted by the members of the organization, who receive the expression in the values, declared by this organization, set to people’s reference points of their behavior and actions transferred through symbolical means of a spiritual and material environment”. The main points of this culture are those ideas, views, values, which are divided by the corporators. They can be absolutely different and “they depend on what interests are th ...

Will Chinese Culture Fade Away?

Each posterity of Yan & Huang Emperors wishes Chinese culture have longevity. After all, our culture has been on for 50 centuries (some experts say 30 centuries) since the later era of the Neolithic Age. To preserve and spread Chinese culture, Chinese set up Confucius Institutes all over the world. Many organizations in China try their best to let modern citizens know what is conventional Chinese culture. But objective situation is never changed because of subjective belief no matter how we prayer for our culture. Being divorced from modern social ideas, Chinese culture, perhaps, is going to d ...

The Existence of Rape Culture

“Don’t worry; no-one would rape you.” Weirdly enough, this is an insult. I heard an older boy say it to a young girl on the bus a few weeks ago, after she was horsing around with another boy, this one her age, and jokingly said he was raping her. And just like that, he assigned her worth. This girl who couldn’t have been more than thirteen was essentially told that she was too undesirable for anyone to want to take advantage of her. He used rape to insult her so that other kids around them could laugh. Even the little girl laughed; it was all a joke. That is rape culture in our society. It i ...

Understanding Corporate Culture

Issues to be addressed in the Discussion: What is Culture? Define Corporate Culture and its relevance (How it has shaped businesses and developments) Discuss Cross-Cultural Communication Challenges What is Culture Shock? Suggest ways in which to avoid or overcome such experience(s) Harnessing the Power of Diversity: How can Diversity be used as a competitive advantage for a Business? All business organizations are considered as separate communities that are basically created to gain provide for the society and in turn gain profit from the said provisions to suffice the needs and de ...

The Role of Culture

1.0 Introduction 1.1 An Overview Of Nestle Nestle is a multinational parceled food company established and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. Nestle is the result of a 1905 merger between the 1867 Henri Nestle Corporation set up by Henri Nestle for the production of infant food merchandise and the 1866 Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, which produced milk products, and was set up by the Page Brothers in Switzerland. (Nestle, 2011) About this time, Switzerland was undergoing harsh times, as it was marred with high infant mortality rates. As such, Nestle literally helped save many infant lives. Nestl ...

Quality Culture

Task 1 Deming considered that quality refers to customers’ needs and expectation meeting and exceeding, with continuous process of improvement; however Crosby defined quality as the managerial work to set the objectives and communicate with employees. Similarities: high quality saves money, its improvement is endless, needs upper management commitment. Differences: implementation: Deming’s methods have no sequential steps, Crosby prescripts starting points; personnel: Deming – workers’ abilities unaffected, Crosby – motivation for quality improvement. The best system for all organisations does ...

Importance of Animals in Culture

Animals have been perceived to be the closest man’s friends since time immemorial. It should be noted that people used animals for different purposes which, in turn, defined their culture and traditions. While one culture tabooed keeping animals at home, the other considered it to be of immense significance and worth. Thus, it is safe to assume that different communities had different forms of animals to keep and associate their traditions with. Therefore, this research paper tries to examine the manner in which a culture was determined through the placement of importance on some animals in re ...

International Culture and Communications

Globalization refers to the process of political, economic and cultural integration, the main characteristics are the spread of capitalism around the world, the international labor division migration on a global scale of monetary, human and industrial resources, as well as the standardization of economic and technological processes and convergence of cultures of different countries. Under the influence of globalization it was created the new type of corporate organization - a global company that takes advantage of the activities on a global scale. This type of organization is well known as mul ...