Compare China and US about Hofstede’s 5 deminsions

Have you noticed the difference between your country and USA? Do you realize how your culture is better than the United States’. I have compared China and USA. I have read Hofstede’s 5 deminsions. In this passage, I am going to give my own opinion about that question.

Initially, let’s talk about Power distance. From his article, China gets a higher score in that case. That means that China has a larger distance between the rich and the poor. But Chinese Gap between Rich and Poor narrows nowadays.(marketpulsefxstaff)

Next,  let’s focus on individualism. America owns a very higher score than China, which means people in USA prefer to work alone rather than work together.

And then, in Masculinity. Chinese score is a little higher than America. It proves that both of these two countries are competitive.

China gets a lower position. In English, there is much ambiguity meanings. It is the same with Chinese.

Lastly, China owns a much higher score than America in Long-term orientation. So in China, generally people always consider something in long term.

In these two sources, I think China is better than USA.The first one is that a lot of Chinese always take into account  something in future. But American only think about now. Secondly, Chinese prefer to working together. I think it is comfortable to work with people that is familiar. It also strengthen relationship between relatives and families.

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MY OPINION of Pro. Hofstede’s characteristics of your country.

Do you know the characteristics of your country. Do you realize the culture about China? Nowadays, this is a popular topic how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies about this topic. I am going to post my personal opinion about Chinese characteristics.

Firstly, let us pay attention on Power distance. After learning his article, I find that China sits in the higher rankings of PDI. It means that all individuals in societies are not equal and the subordinate-superior relationship tends to be polarized. I agree with him. For example, some super rich people own a lot of money and have a super luxury life. However there are also many people that have trouble in eating and living.

Secondly, let us move on individualism. At a score of 20 China is a highly collectivist culture where people act in the interests of the group and not necessarily of themselves. I agree with that point. For example, there are a lot of companies filling in their family in China. They prefer to hiring their family rather than hiring strangers.

Next, let us focus on Masculinity. At 66 China is a masculine society –success oriented and driven. I agree with that. In China, students study very very hard to get a good score. The school will rank our score from the first to the last one. It is very cruel. If you are the last one, other students and teachers will think you are a loser. So in my opinion, Chinese society is very competitive.

Then China is at 30 in uncertainty avoidance. It is a low score in this part. It means the Chinese are comfortable with ambiguity and the Chinese language is full of ambiguous meanings that can be difficult for Western people to follow. For example, there is much ambiguity in Chinese. Although they are the same word, if they are in the different situations, they will have different meanings. I think it is the most difficult part in Chinese.

Lastly, with a score of 188 china is a highly long-term oriented society in which persistence and perseverance are normal. For example, when Chinese students choose the major, they will follow their parent’s opinion and they will consider this major in five or ten years. They will choose a major that is helpful in five years. They will design this student’s life planning when he goes to university.

I have talked a lot about characteristics of my country. Have you found out your countries about characteristics. Come on!