Topic: The majority of cultural analysts argue that people from collectivist cultures perform more effectively in team situations, than those from individualistic cultures. While making reference to Ting-Toomey, Hofstede, and Schwartz’s research in this area together with at least three additional sources, justify the extent to which you agree or disagree with this argument.
1. Occurrence of collectivistic societies in historical perspective
2. Occurrence of individualistic societies in historical perspective
3. Thesis Statement: Therefore, collectivist cultures are more efficient in group works because of the understanding of the notion of solidarity and the emphasis of groups, in contrast to the individual and specification-based individualistic cultures. In this text, the differences between the concepts of team and group will be examined and the types of solidarity in advanced and less-advanced societies will be explained with giving the correlation of teams and groups to those different cultural structures.
2. Definition of collectivist societies (Hofstede, Triandis)
2.1. Why the group works are important and efficient in collectivist societies?
2.2. A very short introduction about the Notion of solidarity according to Durkheim’s view.
3. Definition of individualistic societies (Ting-Toomey, Triandis)
3.1. Why the team works are important and efficient in individualistic societies?
3.2. Differences between team and group works.
4. Compare and contrast the individualistic and collectivistic societies on the basis of cultural value orientation
4.1. Examples from Japan and U.S.
4.2.Examples from Triandis and et all.
5.1. A short summary of the text
5.2. What are the differences between team and group works
5.3. Why are the collectivist and individualist cultures different from each other on the basis of work styles.