Business Culture in Malaysia

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All of the ethnic groupings in Malaysia are basically group-oriented which makes them naturally good team players.

They are much happier working towards a clearly defined team goal than when given specific individual targets. Motivation comes from working within a team, not from being seen as a star performer.

The challenge for the expatriate manager is in how to harness the tremendous potential of the group. Group members want to feel as if the group is like a family and that the relationships extend outside working hours. This is another reason why managers need to take an overall interest in the happiness and well-being of team members. Take the time to chat and show some knowledge of their personal situation – the rewards will come in increased motivation and loyalty to both the organisation and the individual manager.


Latest version updated 23rd March 2017

Country Breakdown

31.2

Million

Population

RM

Malaysian Ringgit

Currency

$ 296.4

Trillion

GDP

330,803

km2