Kimberly
power of the distance Do you know the power of the distance? Have you come across this problem? How do you understand the power of the distance?for example,Your leadership and you have a power distance. Your work the promotion of position, not only want to see your ability to do the job, but also see leadership to your evaluation. This is the leader's power, you have distance between because this power.
Sep 20, 2012 8:18 AM
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Power distance (not 'power of a distance') is not a problem, so much as a rough measure of how authority is viewed in a culture. It refers to the fact that authority figures in a country with high power distance are more separated from the people over whom they have authority. Such countries would include India, China, Japan and Korea. Countries with a low power distance have more informal relations between authority figures and the people under them. If I am in a country with a high power distance, I tend to change my behavior, but not completely. I deal with it not as a problem, but a fact of life with which I must deal.
September 20, 2012
Just i have studied about power of distance through net and i got that power distance is a way to explain the handling of differences between groups existing in a system of inequality. It reflects a culture's attitude towards human inequality which defines itself inside organizations through a manager subordinate relationship. Work teams that are higher in power distance are more positively affected by the efforts of transformational leaders than teams that are lower in power distance. This may be due to the fact that individuals in high power distance groups have greater respect for authority and may therefore be more open to leaders’ efforts to influence the group. Example The United States and China are both economic juggernauts, but they are on opposite ends of the spectrum with respect to power distance. China is characterised by high power distance - its citizens are more inclined to accept inequalities in work environments and are more deferential to formal authority. In contrast, the United States is relatively low in power distance, which is reflected in its more egalitarian work environments and more decentralised power structures
September 20, 2012
Yes, it is a fact of life. It is one of the five methods Hofstede uses to compare cultures. In his PDI (power distance index) he measures how much cultures accept power distances.
September 20, 2012
Can you give an example?
September 20, 2012
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