The Globe Framework for Assessing Cultures

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THE GLOBE FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING CULTURES

Begun in 1993, the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) research program is an ongoing cross-cultural investigation of leadership and national culture. Using the data from 825 organizations in 62 countries, the GLOBE team identified nine dimensions on which national cultures differ. ASSERTIVENESS:

The extent to which a society encourages people to be tough, confrontational, assertive, and competitive versus modest and tender. This is essentially equivalent to Hofstede’s achievement dimension. FUTURE ORIENTATION:

The extent to which a society encourages and rewards future oriented behaviors such as planning, investing in the future, and delaying gratification. This is essentially equivalent to Hofstede’s long-term / short-term orientation. GENDER DIFFERENTIATION:

The extent to which a society maximum gender role differences. UNCERTAINLY AVOIDANCE:
As identified by Hofstede, the GLOBE team defined this term as a society’s reliance on social norms and procedures to alleviate the unpredictability of future events. POWER DISTANCE:
The GLOBE team defined this as the degree to which members of a society expect power to be unequally shared.

INDIVIDUALISM/COLLECTIVISM:
Again, this term was defined as the degree to which individuals are encouraged by societal institutions to be integrated into groups within organizations and society. IN-GROUP COLLECTIVISM:
In contrast to focusing on societal institutions, this dimension encompasses the extent to which members of a society take pride in membership in small groups, such as their family and circle of close friends, and the organizations in which they are employed. PERFORMANCE ORIENTATION:

This refers to the degree to which a society encourages and rewards group members for performance improvement and excellence. HUMANE ORIENTATION:
This is defined as the degree to which a society encourages and rewards...
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