Bridging cultural differences. Politics and Silos

Pocket room, 1st floor

20th November, 16:30-17:00

The world is full of confrontations between people, groups, organizations who think, feel act differently. Cultures consist of the unwritten rules and social game. Is it the collective programming of the mind that distinguish the members of one group or category of people from others. Culture is learned not innate.

The presentation has its basics in Hofstede’s studies who evaluates 6 dimensions:

  1. Individuality vs Collectivism
  2. Power. Distance
  3. Masculinity vs Feminity
  4. Uncertainty Avoidance
  5. Long term – short term
  6. Indulgence vs restraint
The hypothesis is that these dimensions are divide organizations into silos.

Silos are departmental politics and territoriality within organizations Leaders must go beyond behaviors and address the contextual issues at the heart of departmental separation and politics.

Politics and silos waste resources, kill productivity and jeopardize goals’ achievements and besides that people get frustrated and stressed and will lack performance.

So how does a leader bridge the cultural chasm?

Andreea Pârvu

Luminos Labs

I would name myself a “Visionary” who seeks information to generate possibilities and ideas and use flexibility and adaptable thinking in implementing them. Being open minded and a fast learner, I am enterprising when solving problems. I could say I am a true #PIONEER and an organized and mature #ENTP. :)
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  • More than 1000 interviews held
  • More than 200 hours of training delivered
  • 10 projects on Talent Management and Organizational Development implemented
  • Designing and implementing People Development and Recruitment processes in an organization with more than 1000 employees (locally) and 4000 employees (globally)