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Coaching Across Cultures: New Tools for Leveraging National, Corporate and Professional Differences by Philippe Rosinski

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Chapter 7How to Leverage Organizational Arrangements

What structures and arrangements do you favor in your organization?

Hierarchy/Equality—Universalist/Particularist—Stability/Change—Competitive/Collaborative

Hierarchy: Society and organizations must be socially stratified to function properly.

Equality: People are equals who often happen to play different roles.

Universalist: All cases should be treated in the same universal manner. Adopt common processes for consistency and economies of scale.

Particularist: Emphasize particular circumstances. Favor decentralization and tailored solutions.

Stability: Value a static and orderly environment. Encourage efficiency through systematic and disciplined work. Minimize change and ambiguity, perceived ...

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