Leveraging Networks Around the World

Though I was born and raised in Germany, I have spent time all over the world. During my career I have experienced practical placement in Jordan, lived and worked in France, Singapore and the United States.

My professional experiences with leveraging networks and the digital transformation are fully in line with cultural dimensions throughout the world, exactly as developed and introduced by Geert Hofstede.

Professor Hofstede spent the better part of his academic career focusing on cultural dimensions, cultural tools, and both changes and strategies. His major goal is to develop a body of knowledge so that the lecturers and practitioners can be serviced in an enjoyable, personal, and effective manner. He utilizes his extensive database and practical experience to serve the needs of those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of academic knowledge in the fields of cultural management. The objective is to become commercially successful and to be able to sponsor more research in the fields of studies that it is associated with.

When travelling abroad, the used index for individualism is always a good source of information. It is defined as follows:

Individualism: The fundamental issue, addressed by this dimension, is the degree of interdependence, which a society maintains among its members. It has to do with whether people´s self-image is defined in terms of “I” or “We”. In Individualist societies, people are supposed to look after themselves and their direct family only. In Collectivist societies, people belong to ‘in groups’ that take care of them in exchange for loyalty

I have frequented many societies, listed below is the individual index for each of them:

Singapore (20) — Jordan (30) — Germany (67) — France (71) — USA (91)

Please feel free to browse the above-mentioned source to find the individualism indices for your favorite countries, and tell me about your experiences.

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