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ITAP Insights Food for Thought

This blog category contains essays and reflections on topics related to culture and working across borders.

What Are Some Cultural Drivers? Introduction to Certainty

Certainty is defined as the extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous or unknown situations. Please notice that the word RISK is nowhere in this definition. Certainty is not about risk avoidance, but it is about the degree to which people are comfortable with rules and regulations, or are comfortable in ambiguous situations.

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What Are Some Cultural Drivers? Introduction to Power Distance

Power Distance informs us about dependence relationships within a country. It is important to remember that it is the expectations and value system of the less powerful members of a society that determine the nature of boss-subordinate relationships. Power Distance can be defined as the extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organizations within a country expect and accept that power is distributed unequally.

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