Q: Define Power Distance


—“Would someone please robustly define power distance?”— Micky Callahan

Power distance refers to the relationship between those in power and the subordinates in a society where lower ranking individuals depending on the high or low power distance culture react to that authority.

Simple checklist (Doolittle):
1 – How many layers are between you and political decision makers.
2 – How many people are competing for their attention?
3 – How contradictory are the competitors demands to yours?
4 – How how likely are political decision makers to reflect anyone’s interest other than their own?

Links via Paul Bard
1. Power Distance
2. Power distance Index

Power Distance Index

3. Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Theory

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