Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country, yet many women hold positions of authority within organisations and it is unlikely that female visitors will encounter any hostility from male colleagues.
Female managers should behave in a very professional manner with male colleagues, as overt signs of friendship could be misconstrued.
Be aware that, although same-sex tactility is commonplace, touching between the sexes is frowned upon.
This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture.
Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working. We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.
This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Indonesia only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.
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