Basically group-oriented, Singaporeans make highly effective team players if the team environment engendered promotes the harmonious interaction of individuals rather than a competitive approach.
A good team leader will strive hard to develop an atmosphere of consensus-style decision making within the team in which individual members are shielded from the possibility of losing face. Decisions are team ones and therefore success or failure is also team oriented.
Due to the consensual nature of team decisions external agents can sometimes feel frustration at the lack of progress. It is difficult to speed along this process from the outside and any seeming interference could be resented, leading to even slower movement.
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 Singapore 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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