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My Experience Working With The TripAdvisor Sales Team

The higher the power distance or the bigger the power gap between two entities the lower the effort to try and close this gap” (Geert Hofstede, 2020). Power distance is defined by Hofstede as the extent to which the less powerful numbers of institutions and organisations expect and accept that power is distributed unequally (Geert Hofstede, 2020). This essay will aim to demonstrate from an Organisational perspective that the notion by Hofstede that “Power distance is a consequence of national culture” (Geert Hofstede, 2001, Is not always the case.

This was a little different to my experience which I will demonstrate from an outsider’s perspective as a contractor working with tech driven global brand TripAdvisor. I was assigned to work with the sales division and to observe these managerial and power distance styles the company had developed specifically within the inside phone sales team.

Managerial Styles

The higher the power distance or the bigger the power gap between two entities the lower the effort to try and close this gap” (Geert Hofstede, 2020). Power distance is defined by Hofstede as the extent to

which the less powerful numbers of institutions and organisations expect and accept that power is distributed unequally (Geert Hofstede, 2020). This essay will aim to demonstrate from an Organisational perspective that the notion by Hofstede that “Power distance is a consequence of national culture”

I would also often times see this same occurrence happen during the free lunch days every Friday afternoon. What would occur is the senior managers would walk in to get their free lunch from the common kitchen area, and the junior employees would either step away or offer up their space even if they were waiting for their hot food for the last 15-20 minutes in the line! It was extremely fascinating to observe.

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