In comparison with many other Asian countries, women have made tremendous advances in the business arena over the past decade and female executives now hold many senior positions.
Women in business are expected to keep a very professional, almost distant relationship with male colleagues and this should be respected. Eye contact should be minimal and proper distances observed.
Foreign executives going to work in Singapore will be given the respect due to their rank and professional standing.
Written and Produced by Keith Warburton
This country profile has been produced to give a short overview of some of the key concepts to bear in mind when doing business with contacts in Singapore. It is intended to be an aid to business people who have commercial dealings with counterparties in the country but should not be seen as an exhaustive guide to this topic or as a substitute for more substantial research should there be a need.
With this in mind, we have covered the areas which are key to a better understanding of the cultural mindset underpinning business dealings in Singapore and which are, quite often, extremely different from the approach and thought processes associated with business in other parts of the world.
Therefore this briefing note is broken into short, bite-sized sections on the following topics: