The Understanding the Role of Singaporean-style Harmony in B2B
To start off, let me offer a little something about Singapore that B2B organizations can quickly agree with. First, it is a young country which has experienced exponential growth the years following the Second World War. And even though it has fashioned itself into a modern and highly efficient financial hub, it has not managed to stray from the cultural factors influencing its success in the first place. Second, the people have been inculcated with a strong sense of discipline and harmony articulating the country’s business culture. Singaporeans tend to be punctual and almost never late for appointments, and business deals are made with utmost confidence and trust. It usually takes a long-time before a negotiation concludes in a favorable outcome to all parties. Third, and in line with the other two points, the country puts value on organizational relationships. No doubt this is a clear picture of how discipline shapes a society, starting from the individual leading up to the group.