Study of Organizational Culture in Singapore

1669 WordsMar 10, 20127 Pages
Introduction The reason behind choosing Singapore as my country of interest mainly was that I did my Co-Op there in Fall of 2011. Personally I loved the country as a work place. Also I noticed during my stay there the amount of awareness they had about green technologies and environmental issues. Singapore is like the best of both worlds. Culturally and climate wise similar to Asia and rules, regulations and policies of those like any western country. Singapore has a mixed racial population. There are Chinese (mainly), Malay, British expats, Indians staying there as Permanent Residents for so many years harmoniously together. Review Culture may be viewed as a group 's "collective being" which is both static and dynamic in nature,…show more content…
This means that, Singaporeans always work as part of a group. And rather than individual achievements they value group achievements. Also they are more comfortable with group decisions. * Masculinity/ Feminity: Though the general culture of Singapore can be characterized by masculinity, there is a moderate level of feminity in that. The Femininity societal norm for Singaporeans is to be people-oriented and more concerned with societal ties. Due to the importance placed on social relations, members in society feel that they are interdependent [2] * Uncertainty Avoidance: The HERMES (A multinational company for whom the survey was conducted) study reveals that Singapore is represented by a low UA Index. Since Singaporeans are bound or are used to follow very strict government policies and rules, they cannot tolerate uncertainty. They are meticulous in their approach towards work. One definition of an organizational culture is 'the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one organization from another ' (Hofstede 1991: 262). Regarding Trompenaars’ corporate culture descriptions, I would say there is no particular culture that is a fit to this country. Since it’s a blend of different types of people, there are so many types of behavioral patterns that it is difficult to categorize the whole country
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