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ITAP Insights [blog]

ITAP Insights is the name of our blog.  Here, ITAP's culture experts post their perspective on trends, research, and our work related to culture and business.  In addition, you can click on the Articles link in the left menu to reach a list of resources published in magazines and other formats.

What Are Some Cultural Drivers? Introduction to Certainty

Certainty is defined as the extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous or unknown situations. Please notice that the word RISK is nowhere in this definition. Certainty is not about risk avoidance, but it is about the degree to which people are comfortable with rules and regulations, or are comfortable in ambiguous situations.

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What Are Some Cultural Drivers? Introduction to Power Distance

Power Distance informs us about dependence relationships within a country. It is important to remember that it is the expectations and value system of the less powerful members of a society that determine the nature of boss-subordinate relationships. Power Distance can be defined as the extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organizations within a country expect and accept that power is distributed unequally.

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  • Found something interesting...

    This blog category contains reviews and links to books, movies, articles and other sources of information that are related to culture and working across borders. 

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  • Did something interesting...

    This blog category contains stories about ITAP's work with clients or other experiences related to working across cultures. 

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  • Food for Thought

    This blog category contains essays and reflections on topics related to culture and working across borders.

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