Hofstede cultural dimensions analysis with multinational business management _______France, Britain, Germany , Italy
Today, the world economic integration process , the company's multinational operations has become an unstoppable trend . But the Eastern and Western cultures have a huge difference . It is easy to generate conflict in business management . Cross-cultural management refers to: multinational companies operating in the presence of various cultural differences of people and things , management mechanisms, and properly handle the cultural conflict, maximize the potential of employees and to achieve corporate strategic goals. Hofstede cultural dimensions contains five areas ：power distance （PDI）、uncertainty avoidance （UAI）、individualism vs.collectivism （IDV)、masculinity vs. Femininity（MAS）、long term vs. short term （LTO）.
China and France, as the East and the West has a long history and cultural traditions of the country, there are many differences between them on the Hofstede cultural dimensions. China & France Hofstede cultural dimensions
From the table we can know that : France can accept a large power distance(PDI) . They urgently required to prevent operation of the uncertainty .Therefore organizational structures tend pyramid . But the weakness of this pyramid structure is unwieldy information communication .So the manager must know:French prefer to accept hierarchy . They focus on the relationship between family members backup , And hierarchical relationship between monarch. France on individualism vs.collectivism (IDV) score far more than China . This means that in their society, individualism is the mainstream cultural values , and more respect for the value of the individual .So France is individualism . In sometimes French people do not like to be too intimate with others , in order to avoid loss of independence. In the Masculinity vs. Femininity (MAS) , China on MAS score higher than France . It shows that China tend to male values of society , but France tend to female social values.France focus on harmonious culture. France score high on uncertainty avoidance (UAI) , so It has a strong "uncertainty avoidance" culture . It is the idealism, and it pursues absolute truth .The French don’t like surprises . Before meetings and negotiations they like to receive all necessary information. From the number of the long term vs. short term (LTO) , we know Chinese culture are long-term oriented,however French culture is short-term oriented culture . French people like instant results .For most people , they pay more attention to the current situation . Because in their view , the future is ambiguous , the most real physical presence in the here and now . People tend to make decisions and get results quickly . They are accustomed to always adjust policy. In summary , Managers can not ignore to shape the value of the companies jointly . Common values can guide and encourage all employees to achieve business goals and work together . Learn from each other , and exert their own cultural superiority . At work , managers should arrange the main task , and every employee clear their jobs . The most important things is communication . France advantage is its advanced management concepts , management system is perfect , standard operating procedures . Then the company should establish a strict hierarchy , respect the majority people’s view . France tend to female social value , so the company need to ensure the quality of life of employees . The wages make employee satisfaction , and respect for their human rights .
Germany is a rigorous and realistic national , It has a significant cultural differences between China .
China & France Hofstede cultural dimensions
Germany gets a low score on PDI , we can know it is a low power distance countries...
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