Social life from a distance If you look at social life from a distance, humans are like huge colonies of ants following rather simple rules. These rules are about status and power. Our social world is a status-power arena: people give status to those they love, repect, or fear, and they use power on those … Read more
Lost in translation People answer questionnaires differently depending on the language in which they anser it. Typically, answers are more bland in foreign languages. Some meaning is lost in translation, because the heart is more closely connected with a mother tongue. This is why creating good translations of questionnaires can be important in cross-cultural reasearch. … Read more
GRASP agents In his job at Wageningen University, Gert Jan is involved in Artificial Intelligence. He argues that in our time of robots and Internet of Things we need not only artificial intelligence; more urgently, we need artificial sociality. He proposes the GRASP acronym for artificial agents that know how to behave across groups and … Read more
Gert Jan in Shanghai: Cleveringa and Seedlink Gert Jan Hofstede will speak twice in Shanghai next week. Cleveringa Event 29 November On 29 November, Gert Jan will speal at the Dutch consulate. Alumni of Leiden University, Wageningen University and other Dutch universities are invited. More information, and registration: http://www.luf.nl/cleveringa; select ‘Shanghai’ and register. Gert Jan will … Read more
Audra Mockaitis provided a Lithuanian version of the VSM. You can find it here.
We received a version of the VSM2013 in Hong Kong Chinese. It can be downloaded from here.
Are you in any way connected with contacts between old Europeans and immigrants? Foundation connect2us aims to help newcomers to Europe find their way. They offer materials such as cartoons and stories that help both older residents and newcomers understand issues around leadership, negotiation and communication. The training is available in English and Dutch. It … Read more
itim, the Institute for Training in Intercultural Management based on the work of Geert Hofstede, has just launched its new brand Hofstede Insights. The name symbolizes the fact that the consultancy is inspired by the insights offered by Geert Hofstede. The launch took place at a symbolic location: IBM, the Amsterdam office, where Geert first … Read more
This year’s itim international conference titled Conference Software of the Mind 2.0 – Cultural Diversity builds Innovation will take place in Amsterdam on 29 September 2017. the venue is…IBM Netherlands. Register here. Geert Hofstede will speak, linking the origins of his work, a large study at IBM in the nineteen sixties, with today’s application of it. … Read more
Virtual escape room The IMPACT project Multi-Cultural Crowd Behaviour in Emergencies The IMPACT project has investigated crowd behaviour in emergencies. It has a special focus on cross-cultural differences in crowd behaviour. The project investigated a varied literature. Among many other outputs, it focuses on agent-based modelling of crowd behaviour, thus creating a virtual laboratory. The … Read more