Czech Republic project group 3

Czech Republic project group 3


Hello my name is Taylor Dinkins. I’m a
part of group three and we will be discussing the Czech Republic. Okay let’s
get started. I will be discussing a brief history of the Czech Republic, its
political infrastructure, and how the Hofstede Dimensions individualism versus
collectivism and time orientation relate to the country. Okay to get a full
understanding of the political structure of the Czech Republic we have to first
look at the history of their government. After World War One the country of
Czechoslovakia was formed from the Czech and Slovak countries that were a part of
the Austrian Empire at the start of… Later on at the start of World War Two
Czechoslovakia became a part of Germany After World War two the country went
under the control of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party. Then once
the Soviet Union finally collapsed in 1990
Czechoslovakia freedom was finally restored. A couple years later the Czechs
and the Slovaks they peacefully split back into two independent countries thus
the Czech Republic was formed. Since their newly restored independence they
have made several moves towards being a more internationally involved country. In
March of 1999 the Czech Republic joined NATO. A few years later
in 2004 the Czech Republic became a member of the European Union, so their
government’s control underwent many changes throughout the years including
the addition of an executive legislative and judiciary branch and their
government which is similar to the United States democracy as well. The
Czech Republic has an individualist society with a score of 58 in the
Hosfede’s Dimensions. In collectivist societies
people belong to groups that take care of them in exchange for loyalty that’s
not what’s happening in the Czech Republic for the most part and according
to what we’ve learned in class the individual society is the employer /
employee relationship is kind of like a its contract-based
facing basically you can have a mutual advantage from one another that’s the
key component in that so you’re more likely to see people valuing your merit
or how much of an assets you actually are to the company rather than your
likability in the Czech Republic. If you’re seen as an asset to the company
then you’re probably more likely to see promotion rather than the person who
would bring cupcakes on people’s birthdays if that makes sense. You can
see in the graph presented that the united states has a much higher
individualist or sitting at ninety-one that score according to my research is
relatively extreme it was definitely the highest score that I found on the scale.
Although we share political structures of democracy, our individualist levels are a
bit more extreme but compared to Austria and Germany the Czech Republic’s
individualist score is fairly mild. We can conclude that the Czech Republic is
definitely more individual focused than group focused society. Time Orientation.
Okay well first let’s discuss what the difference between monochronic versus
polychronic is. When it comes to monochronic structures it’s um the
structure is actually welcomed, so set agendas, start and end times of meetings,
respected deadlines, and limited speaking interruptions during meetings are
completely favorable. On the other side of that (polychronic) rigid agendas
are seen as things that can’t block creativity, deadlines serve more
suggestive guidelines, and open discussion is welcomed during meetings.
You can see how this does not fit the individualistic style that is um in
the culture for the Czech Republic. So the monochronic style is definitely
something that they are more inclined to lean towards. That concludes my
portion of the project I’m gonna pass it on over to my counterparts

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