Archive | April, 2017

U05: Individualism or Collectivism?

“In individualist cultures, individual uniqueness and self-determination is valued. A person is all the more admirable if they are a ‘self-made man’ or ‘makes up their own mind’ or show initiative or work well independently. Collectivist cultures, on the other hand, expect people to identify with and work well in groups which protect them in […]

U05: Three people walk into a bar – one is American, one is Indian, and one is Russian…

Okay, this isn’t a bad joke based on stereotypes. Nor does this blog post take place in a bar. But it is an analysis of these three cultures working together in the workplace.  To begin, take a look at these three country’s culture scores according to Hofstede:   Power distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty Avoidance Long-term […]

UNIT 5: PSY 533 Medical Crisis

A young child was admitted to the emergency department of a large academic hospital.  The child was physically and mentally challenged and as a result was unable to communicate or respond in a way that would alert his caregivers that there was a problem.  The young child was experiencing a medical crisis as a result […]

U5- United Airlines Response to a Crisis

Preliminary Report Submitted by Airline Employees: “On Sunday, April 9, 2017, after a United flight was fully boarded, crew members advised the gate agents they did not have a seat. They first sought volunteers offering $1000 dollars in compensation, since no volunteers arise, the crew members approached a customer to indicate he was denied boarding, he […]

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