In Conversation with Leading Ladies: Expat Career Growth in Singapore
“People have a tendency to hide behind cultural excuses, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have the capacity for behavioral change. In Singapore, managers are prized for specializations and are trained to know the answers, and hierarchies tend to lead to over-micromanaging. These factors can contribute to a resistance to changes in procedure or thinking. Singaporeans need proof to be convinced…”
By Lauren S. Power
Published in the Singapore American Newspaper in December 2013, page 17.
I started writing for the Singapore American Newspaper after I moved to Singapore in 2013. The publication is closely supported by the American expat community, but boasts a wide readership among international expats and Singaporeans alike. According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, foreigners made up nearly 40% of the country’s population in 2017 — that’s 2.18 million permanent residents and expatriates!
Published since 1958, the Singapore American Newspaper is one of the most professional and widely-read association newspapers in Singapore. SAN covers a wide variety of topics and is a monthly guide for events, happenings and current affairs in Singapore. The newspaper is written by the community, for the community. Read about the history of SAN here.