Using the Cultural Dimensions Explored in Module 1, Discuss Some of the Ways in Which Australian and New Zealand Citizens Are Members of Cultures or Clusters That Are Different from the Clusters in Indonesia (About 800

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Using the cultural dimensions explored in Module 1, discuss some of the ways in which Australian and New Zealand citizens are members of cultures or clusters that are different from the clusters In Indonesia (about 800 words). Insert the bar chart that you created in the research activity as an Appendix , but use the descriptions of differences between the countries in the text.
Hofstede (2005) describes the five dimensions of basic cultural values as follows:
• Expectations regarding equality among people, called “power distance” - PDI
• Expectations regarding reactions to situations considered different and dangerous, called “uncertainty avoidance” - UAI
• Relationships between the individual and the group, called “individualism” - IDV
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A Low Long-Term Orientation ranking such as Australia and New Zealand indicates that the countries do not reinforce the concept of long-term, traditional orientation. In this culture, change can occur more rapidly as long-term traditions and commitments do not become impediments to change. (Hofstede, 2005), A High Long-Term Orientation ranking however means that employees value security and there is also an investment in longer term employment skills and the development of skills takes longer thus slower over a period of time. (Cullen 2011, p. 54)
Appendix A – Hofstede’s Comparison Section 2 – Institutional context
Discuss in what respects is the Indonesian archipelago unique in Asia in terms of it social institutions, economic system, level of industrialisation and religion? What characteristics of the Indonesian workplace should Australian or New Zealand companies take into account when they are planning their internationalisation strategy? (1000 words)
Discussion Points Indonesian Archipelago
Social Institutions A social institution can be described as a complex of positions, roles, norms and values organizing relatively stable patterns of