The transition from an agricultural economy has been very fast and quite late compared to many other western societies. Latvian and Lithuanian are quite different compared to Estonian. For instance, the extent to which a culture could be characterized as emphasizing the differences between men and women would affect the positioning of a product and the consequent promotion of that product. The relatively high score of 57 indicates that Finland is an Indulgent country. Some safe options for gifts are chocolates, wine and flowers but avoid giving white and yellow flowers as they are common at funerals and as potted plants.
We know fully well that we are one of the three Baltics, we have a lot of shared history with Latvia and Lithuania. Notes on the numbers The scale of the dimensions runs from 0 to 100, but it is not a percentage. After a first country has been selected, a second and even a third country can be chosen to be able to see a comparison of their scores. I read his research findings on the United Kingdom and Finland and have summarised the comparisons and differences found by Hofstede within this blog. If uralic language came here during the corded ware period, then it came from via Prussia and the ancestors of balts were the mediators. Power Distance Power distance is the societal desire for hierarchy.
I've seen at least one Estonian user argue here on reddit that we have nothing at all to do with the other Baltics. He dealt with Virtue, but left the question of Truth open. Finland Explores the British and Finnish culture. Geert Hofstede has done cultural research on several countries through the use of a 6-D model. The four dimensions are power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism, and masculinity. However, there exists a sense of respect for social conventions and traditions. He is the 4th most cited Social Scientist of all time and the only one of the top 5 that is still alive.
Coastal regions and islands Saaremaa, etc. We spoke the same language in each place, but it took a year or so until I really understood the kids and teachers around me. Most other results line up nicely. It may well be that the differences among individuals in one country culture are bigger than the differences among all country cultures. In business meetings Finns take punctuality very seriously and expect you to do likewise; call to explain if you will be more than five minutes late. I don't have time for it right now, but it would be interesting to see these figures on a map of Europe :- Thank you for your time! The main values of Finns are as follows: modesty, working at a measured pace, honesty, reliability, a respect for traditions and customs, strength, silence, democracy, independence, resourcefulness, bravery, diligence, sensitivity and cleanliness.
TaLja Halonen Stereotypes well educated, drunk, icemen. Money, jewellery, household and other equipment, special or low interest loans, trips etc. Considerations of personal trust and relationships should have precedence over business considerations. With an intermediate score of 51 in this dimension, a dominant preference in British culture cannot be determined. Societies who score low on this dimension, for example, prefer to maintain time-honoured traditions and norms while viewing societal change with suspicion. Power is decentralized and managers count on the experience of their team members.
Though having no data, Hofstede 1984c speculates that uncertainty avoidance will impact a culture's choice of games. And Finland has shown leadership in this, with a particularly good record in recycling waste paper, cardboard and drinks containers. New product introductions would be expected to be more difficult in high uncertainty avoidance countries as well. Those with a culture which scores high, on the other hand, take a more pragmatic approach: they encourage thrift and efforts in modern education as a way to prepare for the future. If a country scores above 50, it means that the dimension is very characteristic of that country, and vice versa if it scores below. Teacher Recruitment and Compensation Finnish teacher education programs are extremely selective, admitting only one out of every ten students who apply. During the week, please use instead.
In significant contrast, Finland scores 26 on this dimension and is thus considered a Feminine society. Finland is also willing to trust teachers and their professional judgments to a degree that is rare among the nations of the world. Where gifts are exchanged as mentioned above, they should not be of too high of value in order to avoid them being interpreted as a bribe. Events Topic Schedule Tuesday question of the week Saturday Sunday List of. Slovakians are aware of the existence of this parallel society in their country, and therefore would accept the notion that there are inequalities in society.
Indulgence One challenge that confronts humanity, now and in the past, is the degree to which small children are socialized. One could predict that less household space would be devoted to decorative items, and more toward functional items like beds, etc. Fred Van Raaij and Gary J. The minimum-social-differentiation societies in comparison with their opposite, the maximum-social-differentiation societies, will permeate their institutions with a caring, quality-of-life oriented mentality. Meetings are expected to start and end at the agreed. Since workers are often consumers too, the purpose of this paper is to present Hofstede's work and to suggest that his ideas on work-related behaviors may be relevant to cross-cultural differences and similarities in consumptive behavior as well. Dependence Individual leadership high work ethic Winds of change From The Winter War to Urho Kekkonen.