INT 113 SNHU Hofstadter Dimensions of Culture South Korea Worksheet

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2-1 Discussion: Cultural Analysis

Respond to two of your classmates; attached and make observations based on the information they provided. Work to include personal insight and research to supplement your classmates' analyses.

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Alexander Alford posted Hofstadter Dimensions of Culture: South Korea Power Distance: Score of 60 Individualism: Score of 18 • hierarchical • believe that everyone has its place in the world and respect the words of older or higher-ranking people • collectivist • close long-term commitment to the member group, such as a family, extended family, or extended relationships • considered a Feminine society • value equality, solidarity and quality in their working lives • Conflicts are resolved by compromise and negotiation • intolerant of unorthodox behavior and ideas • precision and punctuality are the norm • inner urge to be busy and work hard • guided by virtues and practical good examples • serve the durability of the companies Masculinity: Score of 39 Uncertainty Avoidance: Score of 85 Long-Term Orientation: Score of 100 Communication Language: Korean (100%) Nonverbal: Bowing, use two hands while passing business cards, good posture, dislike the word "no" due to it being considered poor etiquette Business Etiquette • Elder and status priority - older people and people have higher potions often get first say • Gift giving - gift giving is often a good first impression and common • Bowing and handshaking Business Observations • Communication may be a risk due to the word "no" being poor business etiquette. less • Due to the individualism score being so low this could provide issues trying to stand out. • The language barrier may cause issues while conducting business. Carol Martinez posted INT 113 Module Two Discussion: Cultural Analysis Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture: New Zealand (Hofstede, 2015) Power Distance: Score of 22 Individualism: Score of 79 Masculinity: Score of 58 Uncertainty Avoidance: Score of 49 Long-Term Orientation: Score of 33 Indulgence: Score of 75 • Hierarchy is established for convenience • Approachable superiors • Informal communication, direct, and participative • Managers rely on employees and teams • Information is shared frequently • Individualist culture • Loose-knit society • Employees expected to be self-reliant/display initiative • Hiring/promotion based on merit or evidence of what employee has • People look after themselves and their immediate families • More masculine society • Society driven by competition • Proud of successes/achievements • Conflicts resolved at individual level • Goal is to win Score does not show a preference • Normative country • Strong concern for absolute truth • Normative thinking • Great respect for traditions • Low tendency to save for the future • Focus on achieving quick results • Indulgent culture • Realize impulses/desires w/regard to enjoying life and having fun • Positive attitude; lean optimistically • Leisure time is important • Act as they please; spend money as they want Communication (New Zealand – New Zealand Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette, 2016) Language: English (95%), Maori (4.1%), NZ Sign Language (.5%) Nonverbal: Shaking hands and smiling, small gifts for the host if invited to a Kiwi’s house, do not appear too forward or overly friendly, reserved around people they don’t know—otherwise friendly, outgoing, and social, Business Etiquette (New Zealand – New Zealand Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette, 2016) • Appointments are usually necessary & made at least one week in advance • Meetings are difficult to schedule in December and January as those are summer vacation months • Arrive on time if not early—failure to arrive on time is viewed as unreliable or that you believe your time is more important than those you are meeting • Meetings are usually relaxed yet serious • Brief small talk before addressing the reason for the meeting • Presentations should be honest and to the point---no fluff or exaggerations • Interest is in what they can actually do not what they say they can do • Maintain eye contact and personal space of a few feet Business Observations: • Communication risks might exist between New Zealand and countries that are less direct in communication, especially early in a business relationship. • Due to the heavy reliance of individual employees or teams by the manager, it can be determined that morale is high and thus allowing for a more cohesive working environment. • The need to “win” could pose a potential risk to the business dealings with another country with similar views. • The desire for quick results and low vision for the future could limit their ability to be proactive to financial situations and trend data versus constantly being reactive and hoping to fix the problem as it arises. Bibliography Hofstede, G. (2015). New Zealand - Geert Hofstede. Geert-hofstede.com. Retrieved from http://geerthofstede.com/new-zealand.html New Zealand – New Zealand language, culture, customs and etiquette. (2016). CommisceoGlobal. Retrieved from http://www.commisceo-global.com/country-guides/new-zealand-guide Discussion Rubric: Undergraduate Your active participation in the discussion forums is essential to your overall success this term. Discussion questions are designed to help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts and goals of the course. These discussions offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses and instructor’s guidance. Requirements for Discussion Board Assignments Students are required to post one initial post and to follow up with at least two response posts for each discussion board assignment. For your initial post (1), you must do the following:  Compose a post of one to two paragraphs.  In Module One, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  In Modules Two through Eight, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.  Take into consideration material such as course content and other discussion boards from the current module and previous modules, when appropriate (make sure you are using proper citation methods for your discipline when referencing scholarly or popular resources). For your response posts (2), you must do the following:  Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread.  In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  In Modules Two through Eight, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.  Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating that “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt. Rubric Critical Elements Comprehension Exemplary Develops an initial post with an organized, clear point of view or idea using rich and significant detail (100%) Timeliness Engagement Writing (Mechanics) Provides relevant and meaningful response posts with clarifying explanation and detail (100%) Writes posts that are easily understood, clear, and concise using proper citation methods where applicable with no errors in citations (100%) Proficient Develops an initial post with a point of view or idea using adequate organization and detail (85%) Submits initial post on time (100%) Provides relevant response posts with some explanation and detail (85%) Writes posts that are easily understood using proper citation methods where applicable with few errors in citations (85%) Needs Improvement Develops an initial post with a point of view or idea but with some gaps in organization and detail (55%) Submits initial post one day late (55%) Provides somewhat relevant response posts with some explanation and detail (55%) Writes posts that are understandable using proper citation methods where applicable with a number of errors in citations (55%) Not Evident Does not develop an initial post with an organized point of view or idea (0%) Value 40 Submits initial post two or more days late (0%) Provides response posts that are generic with little explanation or detail (0%) Writes posts that others are not able to understand and does not use proper citation methods where applicable (0%) 10 Total 30 20 100%
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Alexander Alford posted
Hofstadter Dimensions of Culture: South Korea

Power Distance: Score of 60

Individualism: Score of 18



hierarchical



believe that everyone has its place in the world
and respect the words of older or higher-ranking
people



collectivist



close long-term commitment to the member
group, such as a family, extended family, or
extended relationships



considered a Feminine society



value equality, solidarity and quality in their
working lives



Conflicts are resolved by compromise and
negotiation



intolerant of unorthodox behavior and ideas



precision and punctuality are the norm



inner urge to be busy and work hard



guided by virtues and practical good examples



serve the durability of the companies

Masculinity: Score of 39

Uncertainty Avoidance: Score of 85

Long-Term Orientation: Score of 100
Communication
Language: Korean (100%)

Nonverbal: Bowing, use two hands while passing business cards, good posture, dislike the word "no"
due to it being considered poor etiquette
Business Etiquette


Elder and status priority - older people and people have higher potions often get first say



Gift giving - gift giving is often a good first impression and common



Bowing and handshaking

Business Observations


Communication may be a risk due to the word "no" being poor business etiquette.



Due to the individualism score being so low this could provide issues trying to stand out.



The language barrier may cause issues while conducting business.

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South Korea is certainly a hierarchical society wherein most instances, people hardly questio...


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