The cross-cultural challenge

Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. He describes the patterns of behaviour that are culturally influenced as the “software of the mind”, a type of collective mental...

Culture: a group phenomenon

Culture is a collective phenomenon, learned and not inherited. The set of unique characteristics mentioned by Rosinski above are always at least partly shared with people from the same social groups. The nature of these groups varies and they may be defined by...