Managing Diversity And Diversity By Hofstede 's Five Dimensions Of Culture

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Managing Relationships and Diversity According to Kampf (2011), “A diverse workforce can deliver better decision making, better products and services, happier customers, increased productivity and a better bottom line” (Kampf, 2011, p. 44). Managing diversity means identifying people 's variances and recognizing these differences as valuable; by identifying this, it aids in best practices for management and the organization, which prevents discrimination and encouraging inclusiveness. It is not just good management, which reflects back on an effective workforce, it is understanding the similarities and difference in order to collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries (Hofstede 's, 2001). Hofstede 's Five Dimensions of Culture The first part of the Five Dimensions of Culture is the power distance part. The power distance dimension shows us how people that are part of a specific group and belong to a particular culture view power relationships. It creates a superior or subordinate relationship, a relationship that includes people that are not in power to accept the power that has been spread across all people equally. Another part of Hofstede’s Five Dimensions of Culture is uncertainty avoidance. This part of the dimensions shows up when results and conditions aren 't known by anyone. Certain people react in a different way when faced with the factor of doubt. Different people will be more comfortable while others are forced to enter or stay in an uncomfortable position (Hofstede, 2001). The ability to stay in one of those positions is the uncertainty avoidance. The halfway point in the Five Dimensions is something called the collective and individualism dimension. An individualist society refers... ... middle of paper ... ...r organizations have been with external stakeholder, in order to ensure success when collaborating globally, it has been suggested that organization should consider implementing a relationship management method to managing diversity challenges within the workplace (Wensche, Rolstades, & Andersen, 2014). Conclusion Hofstede’s design of Five Dimensions has built the stepping stones to visualizing how a country functions (Hofstede, 2001). It can take two very similar countries and show us just how alike they are. We have diversity throughout every country in the world, no two would be exactly alike. This serves its function as we are able to build from each other and learn from others mistakes. The world functions just as any place would, if you can add diversity to anything you can build something that is stronger and more advanced than ever before.

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