Course: Cross Cultural Management
Week 6 Discussion
Depending on the culture, adaptability may be considered a virtue or a weakness. For example, leaders in certain cultures are expected to stick to their guns, regardless of the circumstances. For other cultures, adaptability and compromise are highly valued. Such is the case in Vietnamese culture. A saying Vietnamese subscribe to states, “The supple bending reed survives storms which break the strong but unyielding oak.”
Research and examine Hofstede’s six cultural dimensions.
1). As a leader, why is it important to recognize and understand how the relationship between leaders and followers may be affected by each of these dimensions?
2). Is it the leader’s and/or follower’s duty to adapt? Support your argument with real-life examples and academic research from the KU online library.
Back up all opinions with the readings and outside research in academic journals at the KU online library.
- 250 word minimum for initial post
- Include at least two references
KU online library: https://keiseruniversity.libguides.com/home/home?preview=afb5d66ab3b853fa361847ea7dfda322
2020-2023 (Peer Review)