Canadian Cultural Analysis: Analysis Of Canadian Culture

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Canadian Culture Analysis Hofstede Analysis Power Distance: Score 39 With a score of 39, Canadian culture is interdependent and there is value placed upon egalitarianism. This is also reflected by minimal status and/or class distinctions in society. An example of this is superiors are always accessible and managers rely on individual employees and teams for their expertise and it is customary for managers and staff members to consult one another and to share information freely. Individualism: Score 80 Canada can be characterized as an Individualist culture with a score of 80. There is an expectation that people look after themselves and their immediate families. Similarly, in the business world, employees are expected to be self-reliant…show more content…
People in societies classified by a high score in Indulgence desire pleasure and the enjoyment of life. They possess a positive attitude and have a tendency towards optimism placing a higher degree of importance on leisure time, to act as they please and spend money as they wish. An example of this is how Canadians fulfil their appetite for delectable foods, by taking as they please to fill their desire. Hall’s High and Low context Canadian culture is generally low context, with emphasis placed on individualism and independence as seen in the Hofstede score of in individualism. Canadians tend to put emphasis on logic and facts, where facts are more important than intuition in the decision-making process. Also, words are more important than body language and verbal messages are explicit, direct, and concise. The primary method of learning is by following other people 's explicit directions and explanations. An example of this is how when we describe something to someone, Canadians go into detail and leave little to the
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