Describe the term culture. Is culture one thing or are there many dimensions to culture?
Culture is acquired knowledge that people use to interpret experience and generate social behavior. Culture also has the characteristics of being learned, shared, transgenerational, symbolic, modeled and adaptable. There are many dimensions of cultural diversity, including centralized vs. Decentralized, security vs. Risk, individual reward vs. Group rewards, informal vs. Formal, high or low organizational loyalty, etc. (Triandis, 2004).