- The functions of values
- Six basic questions
- The combination of uncertainty avoidance and power distance
The Value Orientations Frameworks is a tool for 'mapping' differing patterns of beliefs held by different cultures. It can also promote deeper cultural awareness but it must be used prudently. In fact it pre-supposes understanding of concepts underlying culture and assumptions underlying the framework itself. There are a limited number of common fundamental challenges that different societies face over time. Six universal challenges or dimensions are identified by K & S as being faced by all societies. Different societies developed different ways or solutions to cope with each of these issues/challenges.