[Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 20 14:27:36 UTC 2009

Delphine Ménard wrote:
> [OT]
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 13:34, Sebastian Moleski <sebmol at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> It is interesting how the "power distance" thing is playing out here. :)
>> I'm not getting the reference. Can you help?
> For Germans, power distance [1] [2] is small, which means, for
> example, that it's easy for the employees to go to their boss and talk
> about things and make decisions on their own, it makes delegation
> easier. For the French, power distance is big, which means hierarchy
> is much stronger, and chain of command is more important, which makes
> delegation harder.
> Of course, there are millions of other factors coming into play at any
> given time. But I thought it was interesting to see yours and
> Florence's reaction on this.
> Delphine
> [1] http://www.geert-hofstede.com/ (scroll down the page)
> [2] and for a little self promotion:
> http://blog.notanendive.org/post/2008/07/25/Distance-to-power-somewhere-in-the-middle

One still wonders how the French Wikipedia could ever develop...


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