Who holds the power? Thoughts on Distribution vs Concentration of Power

On a scale of 1 to 100 where 100 is the highest concentration of power, Romania scores 90! For reference US has a score of 40.  So, what story does this score reveal about us?  First, let’s take a look at the two culture types: the one with a high concentration of power accepts the hierarchies easily, without questioning them, or challenging the fact that the power is concentrated in the hands of few individuals. The culture that has a […]

Masculine vs feminine culture in Romanian companies

A masculine culture promotes values like assertiveness, heroism, social recognition, success and material rewards. Conversely, in a feminine culture, most appreciated values are consensus, cooperation, modesty, life quality and care for the weak “Masculine” cultures are USA, the German-speaking world, Ireland, United Kingdom, Mexico and Italy. “Feminine” cultures are the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, Korea, Portugal, […]

Individualism vs Collectivism. Science based tactics for leading teams in Romania

In an individualistic culture the individual feels comfortable and entitled to express his own wishes and the other people respect that along with his rights and accomplishments. On contrast, in a collectivistic culture, the individual expresses his desires and objectives only by complying to what is agreed by the community. His aspirations are also limited by the place he holds in the community, be it his family or […]

Science based tactics for leading teams in Romania

Have you ever wondered why Romanians perform better when working abroad? Or maybe you’ve asked yourself why a person considered a performer in a Western country is far from this status in our own country?   Reading the book “The Psychology of the Romanian People” by Prof. Daniel David, I’ve often discovered enlightening ideas or answers for better understanding our own […]