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Comparison of Work-Life-Balance in Danish and Japanese Culture. Influencing factors, differences and possible similarities of a fundamental cultural understanding

Seminararbeit 2017 18 Seiten

Kulturwissenschaften - Allgemeines und Begriffe

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Due to technologisation and globalisation, the demographic development and an ever-faster growing global competition, there have been a lot changes of values within working cultures worldwide. Especially modern working world demands on employees are placed in a different light. Long working hours, additional overtime and the need of permanent availability are taking an ever-increasing amount of many employee’s time. The own time management is becoming a balancing act between professional and private life and for employees it is a major challenge to find the right balance.

Based on this, the countries Denmark and Japan are analysed and compared afterwards due to some selected factors of the cultural model of Geert Hofstede in this term paper having special focus on the country-specific Work-Life-Balance and its influencing factors to point out differences and possible similarities of a fundamental cultural understanding. Therefore, chapter two provides a definition of the term Work-Life-Balance (short: WLB) and a theoretical introduction of two dimensions of the cultural theory of Geert Hofstede. Following, the countries Denmark and Japan are analysed individually at first and compared with each other afterwards in chapter four. Finally, the concept of WLB is applied to the cultural comparison to provide possible recommendations for improvements regarding the differences in cultural understandings. Finally, the term paper is rounded off with a conclusion and outlook.

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Seiten
18
Jahr
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783668623149
ISBN (Buch)
9783668623156
Dateigröße
587 KB
Sprache
Englisch
Katalognummer
v388178
Institution / Hochschule
FOM Essen, Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management gemeinnützige GmbH, Hochschulleitung Essen früher Fachhochschule
Note
1,7
Schlagworte
comparison work-life-balance danish japanese culture influencing

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Titel: Comparison of Work-Life-Balance in Danish and Japanese Culture. Influencing factors, differences and possible similarities of a fundamental cultural understanding