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.