Adaptable Singaporeans more comfortable with work changes than Brits, Japanese
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A corporate research by Jones Lang LaSalle revealed that in Asia, mindsets about work style change are evolving due to strong triggers such as the accelerating globalization of Asian multinational corporations (MNCs).
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New workplace practices are continually being introduced into organizations, such as new management styles, telecommuting or policies on preferred devices, as they seek to stay ahead of the curve. Concepts such as Results-Only Work Environments (ROWE), where employees are evaluated on performance instead of presence, are receiving interest in Asia as well.
Creating a new vision requires an understanding of uncertainty avoidance. In this dimension, a high score indicates a society that is uncomfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity while lower scores indicate a more relaxed attitude.
Japan scored a whopping 92, United Kingdom scored 35 and Singapore scored 8. Where uncertainty avoidance is low, the need arises to get more tangible and detailed. It is important to ask deeper questions, to go through mock implementation, to show what the new workplace will look like and to explain how the vision is implemented and operated.
When uncertainty avoidance is high, the general desire for certainty means that visions are easier to define—it’s culturally the norm.