Your manager tells you that you have been promoted to the new position at one of U.S. firm's foreign branches. She awares you that based on bad experiences she has had when she worked in foriegn, a heightened awareness and sensitivity to various cultural norms is needed to be successful when you move to and work in one of these countries. She recommended that you gain some fruitful insights by studying cultural dimensions theory, which is excellent model to describe how different cultural norms could affect workplace.
After researching cultural dimensions theory, complete following:
Recognize how values in United States compare to world average in following three categories.
- Power distance
- Long-term orientation
- Describe how your actions as manager might reflect these index scores versus world average index scores.