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Assessing Culture

How enlightening, Social Science in between the technical courses of ROV Sensors, Hydrography, Underwater Acoustics and Geodesy.

The five Cultural Dimensions of Geert Hofstede:

  • Power Distance.

The degree of inequality among people which the population of a country considers as normal.

  • Individualism vs. Collectivism.

The extent to which people feel they are supposed to take care for, or to be cared for by themselves, their families or organizations they belong to.

  • Masculinity vs. Femininity.

The extent to which a culture is conducive to dominance, assertiveness and acquisition of things. Versus a culture which is more conducive to people, feelings and the quality of life.

  • Uncertainty Avoidance.

The degree to which people in a country prefer structured over unstructured situations.

  • Long-term vs. Short-Term Orientation.

Long-term: values oriented towards the future, like saving and persistence. Short-term: values oriented towards the past and present, like respect for tradition and fulfilling social obligations.

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