Cultures are expressed at work, at home, in schools, and in families through symbols, heroes, rituals, and values. Cultural anthropologists have studied similarities of and differences among cultures for decades. One theorist  summarizes the key dimensions of all cultures as follows: Power distance: a culture's acceptance of great differences between leaders and followers Individualism vs. collectivism: self orientation vs. group orientation Femininity vs. masculinity: merged or distinct traditional gender roles Uncertainty avoidance: lack of tolerance for ambiguity Short- vs. long-term time orientation: the degree to which a culture prefers a long-term view. In the minds of most culture…
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