Home culture reflection report

Topics: Geert Hofstede, Jordan, Cross-cultural communication Pages: 2 (371 words) Published: May 16, 2014
Professional Practice Assignment
Student Name: Hussam Hattar
Student Number: 4573365

University Of Wollongong

Part B: Home Culture Reflection Report
Hofstede’s Culture Dimensions Theory applied on the Jordanian culture. Individualism/ Collectivism
As observed from my perspective about the Jordanian culture, that Jordanian tend to be more collectivism culture than individualistic as it is a tribal country were the importance of the contribution of tribe is highly important. Certain factors are affecting the culture in every aspects as tribes are becoming bigger and family disintegration is becoming more common adding to this is the bad economy of Jordan affecting the GDP; the culture is becoming more individualist. Recently young people are working hard to achieve freedom from the family restriction, for example as observed young people are trying to move out of their family house and living independently. Power Distance

In the Jordanian culture and especially in the workforce it could be observed that Jordanians tend to be more low power distance as employees are included in decision making and they are empowered to make their own decision, they also have the privilege with questioning their supervisors and argue with them Uncertainty Avoidance

In Jordan people tend to like rules and regulations but at the same time they encourage new ideas and innovation but in a structured manner, for example most companies in Jordan have a program which encourages innovative ideas within the organization and you have to submit it in a structured manner, flexibility within the organization is a must and considered an advantage to the company that has such thing. In my opinion Jordan is somewhere has a low Uncertainty Avoidance. Masculinity / Femininity

Jordanian culture tend to be very Masculinity as career success is very highly regarded within the society. And as another example the minimum hours for a full time job is 45 hours a week and in most...
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