Hofstede’s 5 dimensions power distance trompenaars’s dimensions universalism vs particularism universalism is the belief in: rules or laws that can be applied to everyone agreements and contracts are used as the basis for doing business specific vs diffuse relationships. Riding the waves of culture by trompenaars 276 pages riding the waves of culture by trompenaars uploaded by koozi ch download with google download with facebook or download with email riding the waves of culture by trompenaars download riding the waves of culture by trompenaars. An american perspective on living and studying in the uk workplace relationships posted on february 14, 2016 february 14, 2016 by maria in studying and analyzing different approaches to labeling cultural dimensions, fons trompenaars‘ “specific versus diffuse” dimension really stood out to me.
Specific versus diffuse dimension makes differentiations amongst societies based on the extent at which personal and professional lives of people are separated in specific cultures there is a clear separation between private and work lives of employees. Diffuse and specific orientated cultures – the most apparent difference is the ability to separate private from professional life in diffused cultures, the private and professional lives are closely linked whereas specific cultures keep them separate. The goal of this paper is to give a short introduction to trompenaars’ model of culture, explain the dimension “diffuse versus specific”, compare the german and american culture and to validate this model by these chosen aspects. Specific and diffuse are concepts from the work of dutch author fons trompenaars and british writer charles hampden-turner, as explored in their management philosophy best sellers riding the waves of culture: understanding diversity in global business (1997) and managing people across cultures (2004.
Cba ch 4 study play 1 be prepared 2 slowdown 3 establish trust specific vs diffuse life divided into public-private vs life undifferentiated specific cultures in this culture, there's a small private life that is kept private, with a large public life is easy to enter, with many relationships that may be brief trompenaars time. Speciﬁc vs diffuse resolving dilemmas om conﬂicting values in cultural diversity based on: hampden-turner & trompenaars issac newton: william blake isaac newton is so absorbed in the airline service: american airlines vs scandinavian airlines ikea: massive production with design international websites, eg. Fons trompenaars model of culture edit classic editor history comments share contents specific vs diffuse: “do we engage others in specific areas of life and single levels of “an american telecommunication company introduced a new product and latin america was one of the most important markets where the company wanted to.
Trompenaars vs hofstede in the fourth place, diffuse vs specific relates to the strategies and approaches for getting to know each other people living in a specific/low context culture pursue a purpose in relating with another person, thus prefer direct and to the point communication trompenaars dimension universalism vs. How do chinese and american cultures compare fons trompenaars and charles hampden-turner basically the same as hofestede’s individualism vs collectivism specific vs diffuse. This video is about specific and diffuse cultural dimensions made as part of a university project in switzerland.
Specific and diffuse cultures specific segrate positions at work from other life aka u-types eg americans diffuse authority at work transfers to society aka g-types eg trompenaars dimension : the seven dimensions of culture china vs france lolilu the seven dimensions of culture thtconsulting hispanic american teens &. Specific versus diffuse in a specific culture, individuals have a large public space, which they share easily with other people they also have a small private space which they share with good friends and close associates. Universalism versus particularism where people think they can discover everything what is true and good is defined as universalism in contrast where the unique circumstances and relationships are more important than abstract rules concerning what is right.
• specific versus diffuse: managers from specific cultures such as denmark are much more prone to criticize subordinates directly and openly without regarding their criticism as a personal matter in the context of a subsidiary in a diffuse culture such as a personal matter. Specifics versus diffuse this dimension shows how far people get involved with other peoples life space, it distinguishes societies based on how people engage with their colleagues in specific or multiple areas of their life. Trompenaars' model of national culture differences is a framework for cross-cultural communication applied to general business and management, developed by fons trompenaars and charles hampden-turner.