Skip Navigation LinksModule3-Unit 2: Intercultural Dimensions : HW (44) - Individual

Started: 10/24/2022 10:02 AM
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  • Mugurel Patrichi

HW (4/4) - Individual

​Enter the Hofstede dimensions presentation site (available here)and select your home country​. Follow the detailed descriptions and notice the specific aspects of your own culture. Be aware that you may not fully identify with the features of national culture (described based on average values). How do you position yourself in relation to this? What are the areas where you notice differences? How integrated in your own culture do you feel? 


Output: comment to this post or post a podcast or a short video ​

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Mugurel Patrichi

​Enter the Hofstede dimensions presentation site (available here)and select your home country​. Follow the detailed descriptions and notice the specific aspects of your own culture. Be aware that you may not fully identify with the features of national culture (described based on average values). How do you position yourself in relation to this? What are the areas where you notice differences? How integrated in your own culture do you feel? 


Output: comment to this post or post a podcast or a short video ​

2310/24/2022 10:02 AM10/24/2022 10:02 AMNo
Posted: 10/27/2022 6:17 PM
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  • Niko Visulaaka

Finland

Power Distance - low score 33 and i agree that people are independent and equal and i am like that too.

Individualism - score 63 which is high and means that Finland is Individualist society. People take care of themselves and their immediate families only because family is important to Finnish people and so is for me.

Masculinity - Finland has relatively low score in this category. That means that people focus on "working in order to live", valuing equality and solidarity. I can also agree on this one.

Uncertainty avoidance - Finland has high score 59 and has a high preference for avoiding uncertainty. (The need for rules) I am like mostly like on this category, i like the rules to keep some kind of limits on things and be punctual.

Long term orientation - Low score 38, Finnish culture is normative. They exhibit great respect for traditions and focus achieving quick results. In this one i partly agree. I like achieving results fast and do them quickly. Im partly traditional with like christmas etc. holidays but still keep space for everything new things to happen and adapt to them. 

Indulgence - High score 57, people possess positive attitude and have tendency towards optimism. I think i agree with this, i try to find something positive from everything and being optimistic on future.

In total comparing my own thoughts to average Finnish results im integrated great in my culture and i feel confortable in it. There is little differences but nothing much to change it complitely to another direction.​ I value Finnish ​culture and thats safe and familiar for me because i have lived my whole life in Finland.



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Niko Visulaaka

Finland

Power Distance - low score 33 and i agree that people are independent and equal and i am like that too.

Individualism - score 63 which is high and means that Finland is Individualist society. People take care of themselves and their immediate families only because family is important to Finnish people and so is for me.

Masculinity - Finland has relatively low score in this category. That means that people focus on "working in order to live", valuing equality and solidarity. I can also agree on this one.

Uncertainty avoidance - Finland has high score 59 and has a high preference for avoiding uncertainty. (The need for rules) I am like mostly like on this category, i like the rules to keep some kind of limits on things and be punctual.

Long term orientation - Low score 38, Finnish culture is normative. They exhibit great respect for traditions and focus achieving quick results. In this one i partly agree. I like achieving results fast and do them quickly. Im partly traditional with like christmas etc. holidays but still keep space for everything new things to happen and adapt to them. 

Indulgence - High score 57, people possess positive attitude and have tendency towards optimism. I think i agree with this, i try to find something positive from everything and being optimistic on future.

In total comparing my own thoughts to average Finnish results im integrated great in my culture and i feel confortable in it. There is little differences but nothing much to change it complitely to another direction.​ I value Finnish ​culture and thats safe and familiar for me because i have lived my whole life in Finland.



Mugurel Patrichi4010/27/2022 6:17 PM10/27/2022 6:17 PM
Edited: 10/30/2022 5:49 PM
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  • Gopi Krisshna Tuticorin Harihara Subramanian

It is definitely interesting to see the statistics. I compared India, Germany and Vietnam. 
Germany has a lower index in the power distance compared to India and Vietnam, and this is something to be learnt from. I think it would be good to learn from Germany on this dimension and understand how well we can integrate best practices. Clearly Germany seems to have the highest value in terms of individualism. It is true that Germans are more individualistic compared to Asian countries. And it is very clear that countries like India and Vietnam prioritise family orientation first before other aspects. And this could be one of the reason for this. But I believe it is equally important to also learn more about the individualistic approach of living. This can definitely help in understanding how well one can making decisions on their own and be more independent.

In terms of masculinity, Germany seems to be at the top and this does not reflect a good view globally. Vietnam has a lower index and the reason could be that there are many women workers or small businesses in Vietnam that are led by women. Again this is a random possibility, but not a clear one. Germans for sure know how to avoid risks and uncertainity , and this comes with long-term planning and effective strategy making. Something to be learnt from once again for other countries. In the view of long term orientation, I think Germans are one of the world leaders, and this is very important for other countries to leanr from.

Especially India, where we thing on a medium-term basis, and it would be interesting to adapt few practices from Germany on this. ​I think Vietnam and Germany are better off when it comes to indulgence. Although the numbers aren't very high in all the three countries, the act of indulging in some activity seems to be close enough for the two countries. And this again comes with how interested and motivated one country is in implementing new things. 

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Gopi Krisshna Tuticorin Harihara Subramanian

It is definitely interesting to see the statistics. I compared India, Germany and Vietnam. 
Germany has a lower index in the power distance compared to India and Vietnam, and this is something to be learnt from. I think it would be good to learn from Germany on this dimension and understand how well we can integrate best practices. Clearly Germany seems to have the highest value in terms of individualism. It is true that Germans are more individualistic compared to Asian countries. And it is very clear that countries like India and Vietnam prioritise family orientation first before other aspects. And this could be one of the reason for this. But I believe it is equally important to also learn more about the individualistic approach of living. This can definitely help in understanding how well one can making decisions on their own and be more independent.

In terms of masculinity, Germany seems to be at the top and this does not reflect a good view globally. Vietnam has a lower index and the reason could be that there are many women workers or small businesses in Vietnam that are led by women. Again this is a random possibility, but not a clear one. Germans for sure know how to avoid risks and uncertainity , and this comes with long-term planning and effective strategy making. Something to be learnt from once again for other countries. In the view of long term orientation, I think Germans are one of the world leaders, and this is very important for other countries to leanr from.

Especially India, where we thing on a medium-term basis, and it would be interesting to adapt few practices from Germany on this. ​I think Vietnam and Germany are better off when it comes to indulgence. Although the numbers aren't very high in all the three countries, the act of indulging in some activity seems to be close enough for the two countries. And this again comes with how interested and motivated one country is in implementing new things. 

Mugurel Patrichi4010/30/2022 5:49 PM10/30/2022 5:49 PM
Posted: 11/10/2022 8:59 PM
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  • Jose Torres

​​​Power Distance: (40) Hierarchy is definitely a part of American society, but maybe not as prevelant or exaggerated as it may be in France, which has a score of 68. With a strong emphasis on celebrating everyones uniqueness and raising children to believe that they are all special in their own ways, a sense of hierarchy is also bestowed. This can also be seen in most businesses with clear levels of power, or the way students address teachers at school and so on.

Individualism: (91) I would agree with this score. I already briefly mentioned above, but Americans really celebrate individuallity and being unique. The greatest proponents of this then being the ones that others seem to follow and copy. Though, all still with individual tendencies to improve or satisfy oneself.

Masculinity: (62) I agree with this score, and would even argue that it should be higher. The USA is very competition driven, and this is embedded at an early age with school competitions in various subjects, sports that dominate the cultural sphere, and even entertainment, presenting competition shows in any and all categories imaginable.

Uncertainty Avoidance: (46) I would agree with this score, if not say it should be a bit lower. The USA celebrates innovativeness and rewards those who are not afraid to take risk, successfully, of course.

Long Term Orientation: (26) This makes sense if you take into accound how regularly and quickly things change and are produced in the USA. Though long term orientation may be a driving force for some, it is clear that short term orientation is more prevalent in the American culture.

Indulgence:​ (68) This is an accurate score for the USA. One reason for which I could support this score is that our society is quite confortable, and arguably that drives us to pay no regard to certain repercussions that lead us to be more indulgent. 

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Jose Torres

​​​Power Distance: (40) Hierarchy is definitely a part of American society, but maybe not as prevelant or exaggerated as it may be in France, which has a score of 68. With a strong emphasis on celebrating everyones uniqueness and raising children to believe that they are all special in their own ways, a sense of hierarchy is also bestowed. This can also be seen in most businesses with clear levels of power, or the way students address teachers at school and so on.

Individualism: (91) I would agree with this score. I already briefly mentioned above, but Americans really celebrate individuallity and being unique. The greatest proponents of this then being the ones that others seem to follow and copy. Though, all still with individual tendencies to improve or satisfy oneself.

Masculinity: (62) I agree with this score, and would even argue that it should be higher. The USA is very competition driven, and this is embedded at an early age with school competitions in various subjects, sports that dominate the cultural sphere, and even entertainment, presenting competition shows in any and all categories imaginable.

Uncertainty Avoidance: (46) I would agree with this score, if not say it should be a bit lower. The USA celebrates innovativeness and rewards those who are not afraid to take risk, successfully, of course.

Long Term Orientation: (26) This makes sense if you take into accound how regularly and quickly things change and are produced in the USA. Though long term orientation may be a driving force for some, it is clear that short term orientation is more prevalent in the American culture.

Indulgence:​ (68) This is an accurate score for the USA. One reason for which I could support this score is that our society is quite confortable, and arguably that drives us to pay no regard to certain repercussions that lead us to be more indulgent. 

Mugurel Patrichi4011/10/2022 8:59 PM11/10/2022 8:59 PM
Posted: 11/11/2022 5:52 PM
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  • GLADUNEAC M. MIHAELA

POWER DISTANCE (90) This score is perfectly compatible with Moldovan society, of course, this hierarchical system suits me very well.​

​INDIVIDUALISM (30) Indeed, Moldova is a collectivist country, but honestly, I learned to be more individualistic from a young age, because school teaches us to be united but at the same time it teaches us that life is a competition and that we must learn to manage ourselves and that trust is not something you can give easily.
MASCULINITY (42) Although in Moldova people really work harder to live, I personally raise this score above 90, because I don't live only for food and air, I like experiences and success, but I like to know that I am a person achieved in life.

UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE (90)To some extent I agree with this score, really time means money and rules are important, what doesn't suit me is the connection it has with faith.

LONG TERM ORIENTATION (52)of course we are a country very connected to the past and we hardly move from one period to another, but I personally don't get attached to the past very much and I love to make realizable plans for the near future.

INDULGENCE (20) There is of course this mentality in which indulgence is something wrong for people and that free time is for working more, maybe this is also a reason for the low score and the pessimistic population, of course sometimes I also fall into this bubble of pessimism and I'm afraid somewhat of the time I waste on less important things.​


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GLADUNEAC M. MIHAELA

POWER DISTANCE (90) This score is perfectly compatible with Moldovan society, of course, this hierarchical system suits me very well.​

​INDIVIDUALISM (30) Indeed, Moldova is a collectivist country, but honestly, I learned to be more individualistic from a young age, because school teaches us to be united but at the same time it teaches us that life is a competition and that we must learn to manage ourselves and that trust is not something you can give easily.
MASCULINITY (42) Although in Moldova people really work harder to live, I personally raise this score above 90, because I don't live only for food and air, I like experiences and success, but I like to know that I am a person achieved in life.

UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE (90)To some extent I agree with this score, really time means money and rules are important, what doesn't suit me is the connection it has with faith.

LONG TERM ORIENTATION (52)of course we are a country very connected to the past and we hardly move from one period to another, but I personally don't get attached to the past very much and I love to make realizable plans for the near future.

INDULGENCE (20) There is of course this mentality in which indulgence is something wrong for people and that free time is for working more, maybe this is also a reason for the low score and the pessimistic population, of course sometimes I also fall into this bubble of pessimism and I'm afraid somewhat of the time I waste on less important things.​


Mugurel Patrichi4011/11/2022 5:52 PM11/11/2022 5:52 PM
Posted: 11/13/2022 9:48 PM
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  • MORARIU M. ROXANA-MIHAELA

Power distance (90): 

I can see why Romania got such a high score regarding power distance since in most places hierarchies are still highly prevalent. For me, I understand the need of hierarchies and taking responsibilities, but I would like to be treated equally no matter one's status within it. I also believe in being polite out of respect, but also in earned respect and not respect given just by one's status within the society.

Individualism (30):

Given the fact that until just 30 years ago Romania was under the communist regime where the wellbeing of the community and the country as a whole was more important than that of the individual, I believe that the score is pretty accurate. For me personally however, and for many among the younger generations individualism prevails. I can see this whenever I make decisions about my life and having in mind my own desires, and happiness.

Masculinity (42): 

I can see how Romania scored somehow lower on this scale. People indeed prefer to work to live and not live for work so that the quality of their life would not be affected by this. Me personally, I would rather fall in the middle with more inclinations towards masculinity in this instance by always being in a competition with myself and the system in order to improve, 

Uncertainty avoidance (90): 

I believe that the score for Romania is pretty true considering just how conservative the country still is. Many people still follow old customs and traditions. Bringing about innovation and uncertainty is not viewed as a way to improve, but rather as something scary. As someone who is pretty liberal in my thinking and actions, I do not identify myself with this score.

Long term orientation (52):

I believe that people like stability in Romania, like seen previously, and having a long term plan can definitely help, but given the status of developing country, it can be pretty difficult for a normal citizen to achieve this plan. At the same time, I believe that people like some spontaneity in their lives and don’t want to stress too much with planning and living life accordingly to that. I also like spontaneity so overall I neither agree nor disagree with this score.

Indulgence (20):

I myself like to enjoy life and l live by the “work to live not live to work” mentality. At the same time, I can see how the country managed to score so low on this level. One of the reasons can be the strict and conservative mindset of people that prefer to put aside their happiness in order to save face, as they would think. It can also happen from the fact that the country is still struggling financially and for some people the thought of having to secure first the things needed for a comfortable life come before actually enjoying life.

All in all, I don't feel very integrated within the society when it comes to the older generation, however, conisdering my generation or those younger, I believe that we are more similar. At the same time, I like to think of myself as a european/global citizen rather than jusr Romanian since my experiences have been so diverse.
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MORARIU M. ROXANA-MIHAELA

Power distance (90): 

I can see why Romania got such a high score regarding power distance since in most places hierarchies are still highly prevalent. For me, I understand the need of hierarchies and taking responsibilities, but I would like to be treated equally no matter one's status within it. I also believe in being polite out of respect, but also in earned respect and not respect given just by one's status within the society.

Individualism (30):

Given the fact that until just 30 years ago Romania was under the communist regime where the wellbeing of the community and the country as a whole was more important than that of the individual, I believe that the score is pretty accurate. For me personally however, and for many among the younger generations individualism prevails. I can see this whenever I make decisions about my life and having in mind my own desires, and happiness.

Masculinity (42): 

I can see how Romania scored somehow lower on this scale. People indeed prefer to work to live and not live for work so that the quality of their life would not be affected by this. Me personally, I would rather fall in the middle with more inclinations towards masculinity in this instance by always being in a competition with myself and the system in order to improve, 

Uncertainty avoidance (90): 

I believe that the score for Romania is pretty true considering just how conservative the country still is. Many people still follow old customs and traditions. Bringing about innovation and uncertainty is not viewed as a way to improve, but rather as something scary. As someone who is pretty liberal in my thinking and actions, I do not identify myself with this score.

Long term orientation (52):

I believe that people like stability in Romania, like seen previously, and having a long term plan can definitely help, but given the status of developing country, it can be pretty difficult for a normal citizen to achieve this plan. At the same time, I believe that people like some spontaneity in their lives and don’t want to stress too much with planning and living life accordingly to that. I also like spontaneity so overall I neither agree nor disagree with this score.

Indulgence (20):

I myself like to enjoy life and l live by the “work to live not live to work” mentality. At the same time, I can see how the country managed to score so low on this level. One of the reasons can be the strict and conservative mindset of people that prefer to put aside their happiness in order to save face, as they would think. It can also happen from the fact that the country is still struggling financially and for some people the thought of having to secure first the things needed for a comfortable life come before actually enjoying life.

All in all, I don't feel very integrated within the society when it comes to the older generation, however, conisdering my generation or those younger, I believe that we are more similar. At the same time, I like to think of myself as a european/global citizen rather than jusr Romanian since my experiences have been so diverse.
Mugurel Patrichi4011/13/2022 9:48 PM11/13/2022 9:48 PM
Posted: 11/14/2022 6:35 AM
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  • Katarzyna Sawicka

POWER DISTANCE:  score 68. People accept hierarchy. Everyone has a place and we just accept it without further questioning it. To a certain level I agree with that.

INDIVIDUALISM: score 60. Polish people will take care of themselves and immediate family only. The work relationship is usually very strict and contract-based. Polish culture is a 'contradiction' it is an individual society, however, it needs a hierarchy. The relationships are fragile, but very fruitful once they are managed properly.

MASCULINITY:  score 64. Meaning, people live to work, managers are supposed to be assertive, and competition and conflicts are being solved by fighting them out. This is the only dimension where I do not agree 100%. I would rather just talk things through and try to find solution and compromise.

UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE: score 93. Very high score, meaning that the need for rules, the decisions which are irrational are not agreed to. everything should have a rational or scientific explanation. Hard work, precision and punctuality are very important. I completely agree with this. For me, if something does not make sense, I would either not do it or wait until someone can explain it to me properly.

LONG TERM ORIENTATION: score 38. The absolute truth must be established. respect for tradition and focus on achieving quick results. I agree with that. I always am trying to find the truth, I do not believe in lying and I would rather say the truth, even though it might get me in the troubles. I value the polish traditions and respect traditions of others.

INDULGENCE: score 29.  tendency to cynicism and pessimism. I agree partially, I used to be negative before. I still am sometimes, but I am trying to look on the bright side as much as possible.​


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Katarzyna Sawicka

POWER DISTANCE:  score 68. People accept hierarchy. Everyone has a place and we just accept it without further questioning it. To a certain level I agree with that.

INDIVIDUALISM: score 60. Polish people will take care of themselves and immediate family only. The work relationship is usually very strict and contract-based. Polish culture is a 'contradiction' it is an individual society, however, it needs a hierarchy. The relationships are fragile, but very fruitful once they are managed properly.

MASCULINITY:  score 64. Meaning, people live to work, managers are supposed to be assertive, and competition and conflicts are being solved by fighting them out. This is the only dimension where I do not agree 100%. I would rather just talk things through and try to find solution and compromise.

UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE: score 93. Very high score, meaning that the need for rules, the decisions which are irrational are not agreed to. everything should have a rational or scientific explanation. Hard work, precision and punctuality are very important. I completely agree with this. For me, if something does not make sense, I would either not do it or wait until someone can explain it to me properly.

LONG TERM ORIENTATION: score 38. The absolute truth must be established. respect for tradition and focus on achieving quick results. I agree with that. I always am trying to find the truth, I do not believe in lying and I would rather say the truth, even though it might get me in the troubles. I value the polish traditions and respect traditions of others.

INDULGENCE: score 29.  tendency to cynicism and pessimism. I agree partially, I used to be negative before. I still am sometimes, but I am trying to look on the bright side as much as possible.​


Mugurel Patrichi4011/14/2022 6:35 AM11/14/2022 6:35 AM
Posted: 11/15/2022 8:47 PM
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  • Alissa Kasurinen

I chose Finland as I live here. 


Power Distance: Low score of 33 which means that people here are independent and have equal rights. Communication is direct and participative. I agree with all of these, as I am very independent and direct. 


Individualism: Score of 63 which means that Finland is an Individualist society. People take care of themselves and their immediate families only. I agree with this, because family is important to me. No one has the resources to take care of a whole village and that’s why you should concentrate on taking care of your own.


Masculinity: Low score of 26 which means that Finland is considered a Feminine society. People focus on working in order to live, valuing equality and solidarity. I also agree on this one as I don’t live to work, I work to provide for my needs. I prefer as much free time and flexibility as possible. 


Uncertainty avoidance: High score of 59 and therefore a high preference for avoiding uncertainty. Finnish people tend to play it safe and stick to their comfort zone. I am partially like this, depending on the occasion or topic. 


Long term orientation: Low score of 38, as Finnish culture is normative. People have great respect for traditions. I'm somewhat traditional when it comes to relationships or holiday celebrations but I’m also modern and open to new things. 


Indulgence: Relatively high score of 57 which makes Finland an Indulgent country where people fulfill their impulses and desires in order to enjoy their life and have fun. People have a positive attitude and a tendency towards optimism. I also try to fulfill my desires to enjoy my daily life and I’m optimistic about the future.


In conclusion, comparing my thoughts to the Finnish average, I have integrated into this culture very well. Even though I come from Sweden, the culture is pretty similar and we mostly value the same things. 



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Alissa Kasurinen

I chose Finland as I live here. 


Power Distance: Low score of 33 which means that people here are independent and have equal rights. Communication is direct and participative. I agree with all of these, as I am very independent and direct. 


Individualism: Score of 63 which means that Finland is an Individualist society. People take care of themselves and their immediate families only. I agree with this, because family is important to me. No one has the resources to take care of a whole village and that’s why you should concentrate on taking care of your own.


Masculinity: Low score of 26 which means that Finland is considered a Feminine society. People focus on working in order to live, valuing equality and solidarity. I also agree on this one as I don’t live to work, I work to provide for my needs. I prefer as much free time and flexibility as possible. 


Uncertainty avoidance: High score of 59 and therefore a high preference for avoiding uncertainty. Finnish people tend to play it safe and stick to their comfort zone. I am partially like this, depending on the occasion or topic. 


Long term orientation: Low score of 38, as Finnish culture is normative. People have great respect for traditions. I'm somewhat traditional when it comes to relationships or holiday celebrations but I’m also modern and open to new things. 


Indulgence: Relatively high score of 57 which makes Finland an Indulgent country where people fulfill their impulses and desires in order to enjoy their life and have fun. People have a positive attitude and a tendency towards optimism. I also try to fulfill my desires to enjoy my daily life and I’m optimistic about the future.


In conclusion, comparing my thoughts to the Finnish average, I have integrated into this culture very well. Even though I come from Sweden, the culture is pretty similar and we mostly value the same things. 



Mugurel Patrichi4011/15/2022 8:47 PM11/15/2022 8:47 PM
Posted: 11/16/2022 1:51 AM
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  • Hanna Dinser

Power Distance (35): 

I actually feel like in Germany there is a higher power distance because I feel hierarchies are still considered  really important even though there is a lot of change. I personally identify with lower power distance, I do not like hierarchies too much. Further on I respect older people very much but I would not say that their opinion has more worth than the one from younger generations.

Individualism (67):

I identify very much with this score. Even though I love to be with peole all the time and I also like to work in teams. In terms of making choices independently and feeling responsible for my own life achievements, I am very individualistic. I think the individualistic process of thinking is somehow important to develop own opinions and questioning other opinions rather than overtaking them maybe from your whole family.

Masculinity (66):

I think the masculine characteristics are represented in the German system. It is more about being dominant and tough, öeading and succeeding than about caring for others and being empathic and sensitive towards others. I identify with a lower level of masculinity, so maybe a balance of both.

Uncertainty Avoidance (65):

Germans do not like to take risks and do not like uncertainty, that's why we have insurances for everything. I feel like I am influenced by this from my mothers side. But my father loves to take risks and does not care about uncertainty in any way. So I have the organising side, that likes to prevent uncertainties, but also I know when it is not necessary to prevent uncertainties and I know how to improvise when something doesnt work out like planned´

Long Term orientation (83):

Germans loves to plan ahead. The example with the insurances before also fits pretty well here. I feel like in a way the system forces you to plan ahead, because you need a certificate for almost everything, so you have to plan ahead, what do you want to study/learn to be able to work in it in 3-8 years. But I also like to be spontaneous and not to be forced to follow a lifeplan.

​Indulgence (40):

I do not identify with this score at all because I love to enjoy life, and I think I know how to do it;). But I see the point. I think the German perspective is that you have to earn your free time and with hard work before it is justified that you have fun.







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Hanna Dinser

Power Distance (35): 

I actually feel like in Germany there is a higher power distance because I feel hierarchies are still considered  really important even though there is a lot of change. I personally identify with lower power distance, I do not like hierarchies too much. Further on I respect older people very much but I would not say that their opinion has more worth than the one from younger generations.

Individualism (67):

I identify very much with this score. Even though I love to be with peole all the time and I also like to work in teams. In terms of making choices independently and feeling responsible for my own life achievements, I am very individualistic. I think the individualistic process of thinking is somehow important to develop own opinions and questioning other opinions rather than overtaking them maybe from your whole family.

Masculinity (66):

I think the masculine characteristics are represented in the German system. It is more about being dominant and tough, öeading and succeeding than about caring for others and being empathic and sensitive towards others. I identify with a lower level of masculinity, so maybe a balance of both.

Uncertainty Avoidance (65):

Germans do not like to take risks and do not like uncertainty, that's why we have insurances for everything. I feel like I am influenced by this from my mothers side. But my father loves to take risks and does not care about uncertainty in any way. So I have the organising side, that likes to prevent uncertainties, but also I know when it is not necessary to prevent uncertainties and I know how to improvise when something doesnt work out like planned´

Long Term orientation (83):

Germans loves to plan ahead. The example with the insurances before also fits pretty well here. I feel like in a way the system forces you to plan ahead, because you need a certificate for almost everything, so you have to plan ahead, what do you want to study/learn to be able to work in it in 3-8 years. But I also like to be spontaneous and not to be forced to follow a lifeplan.

​Indulgence (40):

I do not identify with this score at all because I love to enjoy life, and I think I know how to do it;). But I see the point. I think the German perspective is that you have to earn your free time and with hard work before it is justified that you have fun.







Mugurel Patrichi4011/16/2022 1:51 AM11/16/2022 1:51 AM
Posted: 11/20/2022 12:23 AM
Picture Placeholder: TOACA S. ALEXANDRINA
Picture Placeholder: TOACA S. ALEXANDRINA
  • TOACA S. ALEXANDRINA

POWER DISTANCE - The power distance from the Republic of Moldova is 90 percent. very much, isn't it? but this is true and means a great inequality in power differentials and in which bureaucracy is encouraged and rank and authority are supported.

INDIVIDUALISM-  With a low score of 27, Moldova is a collectivist culture. Moldovan society promotes strong relationships, where most people take responsibility and protect other members.

MASCULINITY- I disagree with the score of only 42 percent for masculinity in Moldova. In Moldovan society, there is competition, achievement, and success. At the same time, the prevailing values in society are caring for others and quality of life.

UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE- Moldova scores very well i​​n avoiding uncertainty. People do not accept change easily and are very risk-averse. Because of this, rigid codes of behavior are maintained.

LONG-TERM ORIENTATION-  Moldova's high score of 71 indicates that our culture is pragmatic. People believe that the truth depends a lot on the situation and the time. We easily adapt our traditions to changed conditions, and we have a strong propensity to save.

INDULGENCE- Moldova's very low score of 19 indicates a culture characterized by great restraint. indeed, Moldovan society does not put much emphasis on free time and controls the satisfaction of their desires. People feel that their actions should be restrained by social norms and feel that indulging is somehow wrong.​


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TOACA S. ALEXANDRINA

POWER DISTANCE - The power distance from the Republic of Moldova is 90 percent. very much, isn't it? but this is true and means a great inequality in power differentials and in which bureaucracy is encouraged and rank and authority are supported.

INDIVIDUALISM-  With a low score of 27, Moldova is a collectivist culture. Moldovan society promotes strong relationships, where most people take responsibility and protect other members.

MASCULINITY- I disagree with the score of only 42 percent for masculinity in Moldova. In Moldovan society, there is competition, achievement, and success. At the same time, the prevailing values in society are caring for others and quality of life.

UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE- Moldova scores very well i​​n avoiding uncertainty. People do not accept change easily and are very risk-averse. Because of this, rigid codes of behavior are maintained.

LONG-TERM ORIENTATION-  Moldova's high score of 71 indicates that our culture is pragmatic. People believe that the truth depends a lot on the situation and the time. We easily adapt our traditions to changed conditions, and we have a strong propensity to save.

INDULGENCE- Moldova's very low score of 19 indicates a culture characterized by great restraint. indeed, Moldovan society does not put much emphasis on free time and controls the satisfaction of their desires. People feel that their actions should be restrained by social norms and feel that indulging is somehow wrong.​


Mugurel Patrichi4011/20/2022 12:23 AM11/20/2022 12:23 AM
Posted: 11/28/2022 12:02 AM
Picture Placeholder: Anni Hirvonen
Picture Placeholder: Anni Hirvonen
  • Anni Hirvonen

Finland

Power Distance: score 33 and I agree with this. People are independent and they have equal rights.

 

Individualism: score 63 and Finland on individualist society. I agree to this. People look for another and for their closest relatives.

 

Masculinity: score 26 which means that Finland is feminine society. People support equality and prefer quality in their working lives. In my opinion equality is important.

 

Uncertainty avoidance: score 59 and Finnish people prefer avoiding uncertainty. I agree with this because when I'm somewhat uncertain myself.

 

Long term orientation: low score of 38 ja Finnish culture is normative. People value traditions alot. Traditions are extremely huge part of my life, for example during holidays. I'm also open to experiencing new things rather than sticking with the old everytime.

 

Indulgence: high score of 57 and Finns want to fulfill their wishes on having fun and enjoying life. People think their freetime is important and they are optimistic. I think that freetime is important and huge part of my life and I value every second of it. I'm also optimistic about my future.


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  • Anni Hirvonen
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Anni Hirvonen

Finland

Power Distance: score 33 and I agree with this. People are independent and they have equal rights.

 

Individualism: score 63 and Finland on individualist society. I agree to this. People look for another and for their closest relatives.

 

Masculinity: score 26 which means that Finland is feminine society. People support equality and prefer quality in their working lives. In my opinion equality is important.

 

Uncertainty avoidance: score 59 and Finnish people prefer avoiding uncertainty. I agree with this because when I'm somewhat uncertain myself.

 

Long term orientation: low score of 38 ja Finnish culture is normative. People value traditions alot. Traditions are extremely huge part of my life, for example during holidays. I'm also open to experiencing new things rather than sticking with the old everytime.

 

Indulgence: high score of 57 and Finns want to fulfill their wishes on having fun and enjoying life. People think their freetime is important and they are optimistic. I think that freetime is important and huge part of my life and I value every second of it. I'm also optimistic about my future.


Mugurel Patrichi4011/28/2022 12:02 AM11/28/2022 12:02 AM
Posted: 11/28/2022 3:51 PM
Picture Placeholder: IACOB I. STELIANA-IRINA
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  • IACOB I. STELIANA-IRINA

​Romania

Power Distance (90):  romanians accept a hierarchical order where everybody has a place, with no further justification.

Individualism (30): romanians are seen more like a collectivistic society. People's self-image is defined in terms of "We".

Masculinity (42):  Romania is considered to be a relativelyFeminine society, where the focus is "working in order to live" and where conflicts are resolved by cmpromise and negotiation.

Uncertainty avoidance (90): romanians have rigid codes of belief and behaviour, that's why we need rules (even if they don't work).

Long term orientation (52): as the term says, romanians are both short and long term oriented, plans being made when necessary.

Indulgence (20): romanians have a tendency to cynicism and pessimism.


All things considered, I differ completely from the romanian culture, the only thing in common being the uncertainty avoidance. When it comes to all the other aspects, I am completely the opposite: I am individualistic (resulting in a high masculinity level for me) with high determination levels that lead me to planning my future far in advance (long term orientation). Thanks to the dteermination I have, I can be quaite optimistic, always seeing the positive side of the events. 


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IACOB I. STELIANA-IRINA

​Romania

Power Distance (90):  romanians accept a hierarchical order where everybody has a place, with no further justification.

Individualism (30): romanians are seen more like a collectivistic society. People's self-image is defined in terms of "We".

Masculinity (42):  Romania is considered to be a relativelyFeminine society, where the focus is "working in order to live" and where conflicts are resolved by cmpromise and negotiation.

Uncertainty avoidance (90): romanians have rigid codes of belief and behaviour, that's why we need rules (even if they don't work).

Long term orientation (52): as the term says, romanians are both short and long term oriented, plans being made when necessary.

Indulgence (20): romanians have a tendency to cynicism and pessimism.


All things considered, I differ completely from the romanian culture, the only thing in common being the uncertainty avoidance. When it comes to all the other aspects, I am completely the opposite: I am individualistic (resulting in a high masculinity level for me) with high determination levels that lead me to planning my future far in advance (long term orientation). Thanks to the dteermination I have, I can be quaite optimistic, always seeing the positive side of the events. 


Mugurel Patrichi4011/28/2022 3:51 PM11/28/2022 3:51 PM
Edited: 12/2/2022 8:23 PM
Picture Placeholder: LIVITCHI V. MARIA-ELENA
Picture Placeholder: LIVITCHI V. MARIA-ELENA
  • LIVITCHI V. MARIA-ELENA

ROMANIA:

Power Distance​ - ​​score 90 I think I use to subordinate, but I set the hierarchy. That means I can give more credits to a person that does not have a manager position, but has more authority for me personally. Unconsciously I will be somehow expecting instructions and hesitating expressing directly my thoughts and ideas to that person.

​Individualism - score 30 I agree that most of the time, work relationships are based on the moral terms of the groups, but I do not feel like people take responsibility for fellow members of their groups. I feel like people in my culture tend to create groups, but I think it is quite easy for them to give up on it, unfortunately, I do not feel like most of the people are caring about the relationships they created.​​

​Masculinity - score 42​ For me, values such as compromise and negotiation and focus on well-being without showing the status are important and I resonate with it, but I do not feel like people in my country are like this. I think that most of the people in Romania are quite competitive and they care a lot about the status they have, despite their colleagues' feelings, chances, and so on.

Uncertainty Avoidance​ - score 90 Sadly for me, Romania scores really high at this dimension. Usually, in a culture with high uncertainty avoidance people maintain rigid codes of belief and behaviour and are intolerant of unorthodox behaviour and ideas. There is a kind of emotional need for rules (even if the rules never seem to work). People have an inner urge to be busy and work hard, precision and punctuality are the norm, innovation may be resisted, security is an important element in individual motivation. Definitely, this is about the most of the people from my country. I remember myself younger and going mad about the fact that most of the people prefer rules that do not help at all and it is hard for them to accept new things. 

Long term orientation​ - score ​52 There are 2 poles: it is either people prefer to maintain time-honoured traditions and norms while viewing societal change with suspicion, or (those with a culture which scores high, on the other hand) encourage thrift and efforts as a way to prepare for the future. Here I better give an interesting example - the country I was born in: the Republic of Moldova, which is very close to the Romania's culture. Moldovans care a lot about their roots and old traditions. Somehow they are still interested in adopting new things they see in cultures around. For example, I think this is how some people got to celebrate Christmas two times a year in my home country. Yes, we do it: 25th of December and also 7th of January by the Julian Calendar.

Indulgence​ - score 20 People have the perception that their actions are restrained by social norms and feel that indulging themselves is somewhat wrong.​ Yes! I notice this most of the time in my home country. As I grew up in surroundings like this, sometimes I still tend to hesitate about doing some things just because the first thought that comes up to my mind is "ohh, what will people think about it?" But I work on it, because I want to change my mindset about this.

While doing this exercise I understood that I might feel pretty different from the majority of people in my culture, and maybe this is why I feel it so comfortable spending time with people from different cultures, and maybe also this is a reason why I really want to experience living in as many different places as I can. It can be really challenging sometimes to be different, but the most important thing is that I know about these differences. After studying more about the cultural dimension, I am sure I will understand easier the reason behind some people's behaviour or point of view.​​​​​​​

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LIVITCHI V. MARIA-ELENA

ROMANIA:

Power Distance​ - ​​score 90 I think I use to subordinate, but I set the hierarchy. That means I can give more credits to a person that does not have a manager position, but has more authority for me personally. Unconsciously I will be somehow expecting instructions and hesitating expressing directly my thoughts and ideas to that person.

​Individualism - score 30 I agree that most of the time, work relationships are based on the moral terms of the groups, but I do not feel like people take responsibility for fellow members of their groups. I feel like people in my culture tend to create groups, but I think it is quite easy for them to give up on it, unfortunately, I do not feel like most of the people are caring about the relationships they created.​​

​Masculinity - score 42​ For me, values such as compromise and negotiation and focus on well-being without showing the status are important and I resonate with it, but I do not feel like people in my country are like this. I think that most of the people in Romania are quite competitive and they care a lot about the status they have, despite their colleagues' feelings, chances, and so on.

Uncertainty Avoidance​ - score 90 Sadly for me, Romania scores really high at this dimension. Usually, in a culture with high uncertainty avoidance people maintain rigid codes of belief and behaviour and are intolerant of unorthodox behaviour and ideas. There is a kind of emotional need for rules (even if the rules never seem to work). People have an inner urge to be busy and work hard, precision and punctuality are the norm, innovation may be resisted, security is an important element in individual motivation. Definitely, this is about the most of the people from my country. I remember myself younger and going mad about the fact that most of the people prefer rules that do not help at all and it is hard for them to accept new things. 

Long term orientation​ - score ​52 There are 2 poles: it is either people prefer to maintain time-honoured traditions and norms while viewing societal change with suspicion, or (those with a culture which scores high, on the other hand) encourage thrift and efforts as a way to prepare for the future. Here I better give an interesting example - the country I was born in: the Republic of Moldova, which is very close to the Romania's culture. Moldovans care a lot about their roots and old traditions. Somehow they are still interested in adopting new things they see in cultures around. For example, I think this is how some people got to celebrate Christmas two times a year in my home country. Yes, we do it: 25th of December and also 7th of January by the Julian Calendar.

Indulgence​ - score 20 People have the perception that their actions are restrained by social norms and feel that indulging themselves is somewhat wrong.​ Yes! I notice this most of the time in my home country. As I grew up in surroundings like this, sometimes I still tend to hesitate about doing some things just because the first thought that comes up to my mind is "ohh, what will people think about it?" But I work on it, because I want to change my mindset about this.

While doing this exercise I understood that I might feel pretty different from the majority of people in my culture, and maybe this is why I feel it so comfortable spending time with people from different cultures, and maybe also this is a reason why I really want to experience living in as many different places as I can. It can be really challenging sometimes to be different, but the most important thing is that I know about these differences. After studying more about the cultural dimension, I am sure I will understand easier the reason behind some people's behaviour or point of view.​​​​​​​

Mugurel Patrichi4012/2/2022 8:21 PM12/2/2022 8:23 PM
Posted: 9/26/2023 11:29 PM
Picture Placeholder: Tin Horvat
Picture Placeholder: Tin Horvat
  • Tin Horvat

CROATIA:

Power distance (73) - people accept a hierarchical order in which everybody has a place, in Croatia most subordinates are expected to be told what exactly to do so that they can not make some things worse on their own​

Individualism (33) - people are reallying on each other, we are expecting our own familiy members and closest friends to allways be there for us and many people live with their parents till the mid twenties or early thirites

Masculinity (40) - with the low score of 40 Croatia is considered as a Feminine society which mean that people in our country value free time and their own well-being compared to the job they are working and are not driven by competiton towards others

Uncertainty avoidance (80) - with the high score of 80 Croatian people are really trying to avoid uncertainty by any means possible, people work very hard in order to save more money so that they can be prepared for any harm that may come in their way

Long term orientation (58) - people show an ability to adapt traditions easily to changed conditions, a strong propensity to save and invest, thriftiness, and perseverance in achieving results.

Indulgence (33) - with low score in this category our people are often described and viewed as pessimist


For myself I can tell that in some categories I can definitely be considered as an average Croatian citizen, in categories like individualism, uncertainty avoidance and long term orientation. In other categories I like to think that I think differently from the average Croatian, I am driven by competitivness and "hunger" for more and also I do not think that I am a pessimist. ​​

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  • Tin Horvat
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Tin Horvat

CROATIA:

Power distance (73) - people accept a hierarchical order in which everybody has a place, in Croatia most subordinates are expected to be told what exactly to do so that they can not make some things worse on their own​

Individualism (33) - people are reallying on each other, we are expecting our own familiy members and closest friends to allways be there for us and many people live with their parents till the mid twenties or early thirites

Masculinity (40) - with the low score of 40 Croatia is considered as a Feminine society which mean that people in our country value free time and their own well-being compared to the job they are working and are not driven by competiton towards others

Uncertainty avoidance (80) - with the high score of 80 Croatian people are really trying to avoid uncertainty by any means possible, people work very hard in order to save more money so that they can be prepared for any harm that may come in their way

Long term orientation (58) - people show an ability to adapt traditions easily to changed conditions, a strong propensity to save and invest, thriftiness, and perseverance in achieving results.

Indulgence (33) - with low score in this category our people are often described and viewed as pessimist


For myself I can tell that in some categories I can definitely be considered as an average Croatian citizen, in categories like individualism, uncertainty avoidance and long term orientation. In other categories I like to think that I think differently from the average Croatian, I am driven by competitivness and "hunger" for more and also I do not think that I am a pessimist. ​​

Mugurel Patrichi409/26/2023 11:29 PM9/26/2023 11:29 PM
Posted: 9/27/2023 1:00 AM
Picture Placeholder: Ricardo Teixeira da Costa Pereira
Picture Placeholder: Ricardo Teixeira da Costa Pereira
  • Ricardo Teixeira da Costa Pereira

​Portugal:

Power Distance (63) - people acquire a hierarchical order, prefering to be assigned to certain task in order to fullfill them at one's wish.

Individualism (27)​ - people prefer a collectivist and more relationship based culture. I can see this lack of individualism in portugal since very young, people look like they are born helping and working together to achieve common goals.

Masculinity (31) - people tend to support the equality and try to achieve a consensus between the gender differences. Yes this is a reality that I hope that it continues evolving and contributing to the equality and distancing of the diferences between both genders.

Uncertainty Avoidance (99) - people have an emotional need for rules which leads to an intolerance of unorthodox behaviour and ideas. As an uncertaint person my self, I have to agree.

Long Term Orientation (28) - people prefer normative thought over pragmatic. I agree, because even in my family people tend to conserve the traditions and values of our culture.

Indulgence (33) - people have a tendency to cynicism and pessimism.


Personally I view my self as a "pure" Portuguese.

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Ricardo Teixeira da Costa Pereira

​Portugal:

Power Distance (63) - people acquire a hierarchical order, prefering to be assigned to certain task in order to fullfill them at one's wish.

Individualism (27)​ - people prefer a collectivist and more relationship based culture. I can see this lack of individualism in portugal since very young, people look like they are born helping and working together to achieve common goals.

Masculinity (31) - people tend to support the equality and try to achieve a consensus between the gender differences. Yes this is a reality that I hope that it continues evolving and contributing to the equality and distancing of the diferences between both genders.

Uncertainty Avoidance (99) - people have an emotional need for rules which leads to an intolerance of unorthodox behaviour and ideas. As an uncertaint person my self, I have to agree.

Long Term Orientation (28) - people prefer normative thought over pragmatic. I agree, because even in my family people tend to conserve the traditions and values of our culture.

Indulgence (33) - people have a tendency to cynicism and pessimism.


Personally I view my self as a "pure" Portuguese.

Mugurel Patrichi409/27/2023 1:00 AM9/27/2023 1:00 AM
Posted: 9/27/2023 1:12 AM
Picture Placeholder: Filip Janičić
Picture Placeholder: Filip Janičić
  • Filip Janičić

Croatia

​Power distance (73) - High level of hierarchy acceptance which I agree with. Learning from a young age to respect parents, the elders continues to respecting professors and higher-ups when coming to a working age.

Individualism (33) - Croatia is not an individualistic country and I'm not an individualistic person, if I can, I always choose to work with someone, or in general not be alone and I think that is common for most Croatians, we like spending time together as it makes even the difficult and complicated things more fun.

​Masculinity (40) - Low score shows most Croatians aren't very ambitious and care a lot more about their free time than about their career. I think I am a little bit different, I care about free time but I would say I am more ambitious than an average Croatian citizen. 

Uncertainty avoidance (80) - Croatian people like being prepared in advance and avoid bad case scenarios happening to them. I agree with that because if you can avoid something bad from happening I think you should do your best to avoid it.

​Long term orientation (​58) - I would say Croatians are both spontaneus and oriented towards the future at the same time so I partially agree with the score. I appreicate our traditions and easily adapt them to my long term plans.

Indulgence (33) - With a very low score in indulgence Croatians are known as pessimistic people. While I agree that most Croatians are pessimistic, I have always been a very optimistic person and would give myself an indulgence rating of 75 or higher.


Overall I think that I mostly fit into the ​Croatian cultural dimension, except that I'm more ambitious and a lot more optimistic than the average citizen.

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  • Filip Janičić
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Filip Janičić

Croatia

​Power distance (73) - High level of hierarchy acceptance which I agree with. Learning from a young age to respect parents, the elders continues to respecting professors and higher-ups when coming to a working age.

Individualism (33) - Croatia is not an individualistic country and I'm not an individualistic person, if I can, I always choose to work with someone, or in general not be alone and I think that is common for most Croatians, we like spending time together as it makes even the difficult and complicated things more fun.

​Masculinity (40) - Low score shows most Croatians aren't very ambitious and care a lot more about their free time than about their career. I think I am a little bit different, I care about free time but I would say I am more ambitious than an average Croatian citizen. 

Uncertainty avoidance (80) - Croatian people like being prepared in advance and avoid bad case scenarios happening to them. I agree with that because if you can avoid something bad from happening I think you should do your best to avoid it.

​Long term orientation (​58) - I would say Croatians are both spontaneus and oriented towards the future at the same time so I partially agree with the score. I appreicate our traditions and easily adapt them to my long term plans.

Indulgence (33) - With a very low score in indulgence Croatians are known as pessimistic people. While I agree that most Croatians are pessimistic, I have always been a very optimistic person and would give myself an indulgence rating of 75 or higher.


Overall I think that I mostly fit into the ​Croatian cultural dimension, except that I'm more ambitious and a lot more optimistic than the average citizen.

Mugurel Patrichi409/27/2023 1:12 AM9/27/2023 1:12 AM
Posted: 9/28/2023 11:16 AM
Picture Placeholder: Lovre Raffanelli
Picture Placeholder: Lovre Raffanelli
  • Lovre Raffanelli

​​Power distance 73 - I believe that Croats have a historic experience with different authorities which resulted in a high respect towards a strict hierarchihal order. I agree with this grade but I also believe that we can lower it down to a position in which every man and woman are treated and respected equally, regardless of their position in society.

Individualism 33- I really can not comment this grade cause I believe it differs in different regions in Croatia.

Masculinity 40 - Once again, really can not comment this grade cause I believe it differs in different regions in Croatia.

Uncertainty Avoidance​ 80 - I agree with this grade cause most Croatians aren't risk takers and we like to plan long term to secure our future.

Long Term Orientation 58 - Once again,  I agree with this grade cause most Croatians aren't risk takers and we like to plan long term to secure our future.

Indulgence​ ​33 - I don't agree with this grade and I believe it should be higher beacuse Croatians really like to indulge themselves if there are available materialistic funds for that.


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  • Lovre Raffanelli
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Lovre Raffanelli

​​Power distance 73 - I believe that Croats have a historic experience with different authorities which resulted in a high respect towards a strict hierarchihal order. I agree with this grade but I also believe that we can lower it down to a position in which every man and woman are treated and respected equally, regardless of their position in society.

Individualism 33- I really can not comment this grade cause I believe it differs in different regions in Croatia.

Masculinity 40 - Once again, really can not comment this grade cause I believe it differs in different regions in Croatia.

Uncertainty Avoidance​ 80 - I agree with this grade cause most Croatians aren't risk takers and we like to plan long term to secure our future.

Long Term Orientation 58 - Once again,  I agree with this grade cause most Croatians aren't risk takers and we like to plan long term to secure our future.

Indulgence​ ​33 - I don't agree with this grade and I believe it should be higher beacuse Croatians really like to indulge themselves if there are available materialistic funds for that.


Mugurel Patrichi409/28/2023 11:16 AM9/28/2023 11:16 AM
Edited: 9/29/2023 12:49 AM
Picture Placeholder: Henrique Alves Bastos Lage
Picture Placeholder: Henrique Alves Bastos Lage
  • Henrique Alves Bastos Lage

I'm from Portugal, and I can relate to most scores given to my country according to the Hofstede dimensions. However, I don't fully agree with the 99 score of Uncertainty Avoidance that was given, since I'm more than okay either with an environment that doesn't really have any rules do abide by or getting out of my comfort zone, at all.

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Henrique Alves Bastos Lage

I'm from Portugal, and I can relate to most scores given to my country according to the Hofstede dimensions. However, I don't fully agree with the 99 score of Uncertainty Avoidance that was given, since I'm more than okay either with an environment that doesn't really have any rules do abide by or getting out of my comfort zone, at all.

Mugurel Patrichi409/29/2023 12:49 AM9/29/2023 12:49 AM
Posted: 9/29/2023 12:50 AM
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Picture Placeholder: Yezdan Rizwan
  • Yezdan Rizwan

Power Distance:

India with a score of 77 is a good representation of power distance in the country 


Individualism:

Although India has a score of 48 in this aspect, I would put myself at a higher score as I believe Individualism plays an important role in my life


Masculinity:

Here India has a score of 56, it is true that India is a mostly masculine society in terms of visual display of success and power


Uncertainty Avoidance:

India’s score is 40 in this dimension. In India, there is acceptance of imperfection. But I would not categories myself in this category as I like to plan out things in my personal and professional life​.

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  • Yezdan Rizwan
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Yezdan Rizwan

Power Distance:

India with a score of 77 is a good representation of power distance in the country 


Individualism:

Although India has a score of 48 in this aspect, I would put myself at a higher score as I believe Individualism plays an important role in my life


Masculinity:

Here India has a score of 56, it is true that India is a mostly masculine society in terms of visual display of success and power


Uncertainty Avoidance:

India’s score is 40 in this dimension. In India, there is acceptance of imperfection. But I would not categories myself in this category as I like to plan out things in my personal and professional life​.

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Posted: 9/29/2023 12:32 PM
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  • Anastácia Chihai

The results were interesting, although I was already ex​pecting some. I got surprised with the individualism score. It is true that portuguese people are kind and very open to almost everyone, but when you put money in the conversation everything changes, so that's why I got a little surprised by that score.

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  • Anastácia Chihai
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Anastácia Chihai

The results were interesting, although I was already ex​pecting some. I got surprised with the individualism score. It is true that portuguese people are kind and very open to almost everyone, but when you put money in the conversation everything changes, so that's why I got a little surprised by that score.

Mugurel Patrichi409/29/2023 12:32 PM9/29/2023 12:32 PM
Posted: 9/29/2023 12:49 PM
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  • Priyanka Mitruka

INDIA

Power Distance: India scores high on this dimension, 77, which indicates a preference for hierarchy and a top-down structure in society and organizations. This means that people in India tend to rely on their bosses or those in power for direction and accept unequal rights between those who hold power and those who do not. However, I have a more egalitarian personality - equal rights and opportunities for all people regardless of their position or status in society.

Individualism: India, with a rather intermediate score of 48, is a society with both collectivistic and Individualist traits I would give myself a higher score on this dimension. Even though I am very family-oriented and feel homesick quite often here, I also value my independence and the ability to make my own decisions. I believe that being an individualist allows me to pursue my own goals and passions, while still maintaining strong connections with my family.

Uncertainty Avoidance: India scores 40 on this dimension and thus has a medium low preference for avoiding uncertainty. Again, this doesn't resonate with me, and I am uncomfortable with uncertainty and risk. I prefer a more structured and planned approach.

Long Term Orientation: India scores high in this dimension, 51, which means that Indian society places a strong emphasis on long-term planning and perseverance. This is reflected in the importance placed on education, family values, and respect for authority figures. Indians tend to have a strong sense of duty and responsibility towards their families and communities, and they are willing to work hard and make sacrifices to achieve long-term goals.


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  • Priyanka Mitruka
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Priyanka Mitruka

INDIA

Power Distance: India scores high on this dimension, 77, which indicates a preference for hierarchy and a top-down structure in society and organizations. This means that people in India tend to rely on their bosses or those in power for direction and accept unequal rights between those who hold power and those who do not. However, I have a more egalitarian personality - equal rights and opportunities for all people regardless of their position or status in society.

Individualism: India, with a rather intermediate score of 48, is a society with both collectivistic and Individualist traits I would give myself a higher score on this dimension. Even though I am very family-oriented and feel homesick quite often here, I also value my independence and the ability to make my own decisions. I believe that being an individualist allows me to pursue my own goals and passions, while still maintaining strong connections with my family.

Uncertainty Avoidance: India scores 40 on this dimension and thus has a medium low preference for avoiding uncertainty. Again, this doesn't resonate with me, and I am uncomfortable with uncertainty and risk. I prefer a more structured and planned approach.

Long Term Orientation: India scores high in this dimension, 51, which means that Indian society places a strong emphasis on long-term planning and perseverance. This is reflected in the importance placed on education, family values, and respect for authority figures. Indians tend to have a strong sense of duty and responsibility towards their families and communities, and they are willing to work hard and make sacrifices to achieve long-term goals.


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