Singapur cultural analysis

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Prof. Geert Hofstede has conducted the most comprehensive study of how behaviors are influenced by culture. People should be aware that they cannot take a decision based on their own culturebehavior, but paying attention five dimensions of the other side. Consequently, when Singapore is the counterpart, the analysis about identity, hierarchy, gender, truth, virtue might be helpful atnegotiating with people of this country.
The identity of Singapore is collectivist. Only 15% of people are individualistic. People are strong integrated into in-groups and family’s role is important. Inorder to prove it, business people are a good example. Their thinking is an associative way and their decisions are taken by groups. Moreover, family role is very important for society and it is even themost important part of their lives.
Referring to Hierarchy, this country has high power distance. Almost 70% of members of this culture tend to behave in this way. There is a high level ofinequality and power is concentrated in few groups as you’ll realize with the next example. One fact which shows inequalities is that the share of wages in GDP has declined from 47 per cent in 2001 to 41per cent in 2006; while the share of capital has increased correspondingly.
The most part of Singaporean tend to the femininity. Percentages of masculinity (45%) and femininity (55%) are relativelyclosed. Femininity refers to have people modest, caring values as the men and they are soft-spoken. For instance, Singaporeans appreciate when people are able to control emotions and they speak inquiet, gentle tones because it’s a proof of self-control.
According to truth, in Singapore there is uncertainty tolerance. It means that society doesn’t try to control future facts and that they aretolerant to diversity of thoughts, ideas and beliefs. When they have to take a decision, they don’t focus on empirical evidence, but in personal feelings and most part of people in this place are...