Researchers discuss their own point of view with their

 

 Researchers suggest that sense of collectivism
can enhance teamwork. (Chatman et al.,1998). Workers in Argentina are
classified as collectivists. A high level of collectivism shows that a person
is more strongly communicate with their co-workers because of their readiness
to cooperate (Triandis,1968). Therefore, workers will enhance team performance
due to their good cooperation. In small power distance countries like
Argentina, it is easy for general employees to approach their bosses. Workers
can openly discuss their own point of view with their boss. Leaders also encourage
independent thoughts, thus, better communication between leaders and general
workers will be developed. Affective cultures like Argentina show how their
feelings more and it influences a person’s attitude. From facial expression to
moods, one good or bad attitude can spread across your culture from employee to
employee. Tony Schwartz, President and CEO of the energy project, said,
“Because employees pay great attention to their leaders’ emotion, leaders
can strongly influence the mood, and thus attitudes and performance of their
teams through emotional contagion.” Which shows that the emotion of a person
could affect other colleagues’ attitude at work. Argentina is also classified
as a country working with Synchronic time order. A worker can multitask at a
time and it might lead to lower job performance. For example, a manager had
assigned three tasks to a worker, the worker needs multitask and finish those
three tasks. Multitasking will make workers hard to focus on one thing, and it
will affect the worker’s job performance. The masculinity of a society might also
affect the leadership style of a business. In Argentina, people are more “masculine”.

A hypothesis is suggested from a research from Kingston University stated that
male leaders have different leadership behavior than women, A
“masculine” leader usually uses the style of transformational and
transactional which means using contingent reward, intellectual stimulation,
and inspiration to their workers. Also, from a research found from Commonwealth
Secretariat, male leaders make their own decisions and take corrective actions
when performance lacks. When a country like Argentina has masculinity cultures,
their leaders tend to use the masculine style of leadership.

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       In Argentina, people tend to work in a
group and achieve group goals but in Canada, workers are more individual and
are expected to be self-reliant and display initiative rather than group work. Another
cultural difference between Canada and Argentina is that workers in Canada are
more specific than the workers in Argentina. In Canada, workers separate their
work and their home lives while Argentina workers tend to be more diffuse. In
Canada, people think that a worker’s value base on your achievements, but in
Argentina, people believe that you should be valued your titles and roles.

       
Since Argentina and Canada are two countries with a very different
culture, it might be difficult for me to work in Argentina. Firstly, I am an
individual worker, if I had done well, I will get a reward as an individual.

But if I work in Argentina, people usually work as a group, your hard work will
not be noticed by the boss. Secondly, I am a specific person which I like to be
direct to the point. When I was at work, I will do what the boss assigned me to
do, and I separate my work and my personal lives since I don’t like talking
about work after working hours. But if I had to work in Argentina, their work
and their private life is overlap, somehow, they will discuss their business in
personal time or after work. Another difficulty that if I had to work in
Argentina is about how people view your status. In Canada, people will view you
based on your achievements and performances no matter who you are, but in
Argentina, people valued you have mattered with your roles and position. So, if
I work in Argentina, people who have higher position will get the praise even
though they didn’t accomplish anything for the business and it will be unfair
to the other workers who work hard to achieve some goals for the company.

 

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