2018 Asia Insights Report and Singapore Best Workplaces Scorecard

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This year, as part of an ongoing research collaboration with Singapore Management University (SMU), Great Place To Work® together with SMU, conducted one of the most robust studies of its kind, surveying more than 800 organisations with over 400,000 employee voices represented across Asia Pacific. The study aimed to identify the critical element that companies need to focus on to better navigate disruptions and to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving digital economy.

The research revealed that across Asia Pacific organisations, there is a clear and positive link between high levels of ‘psychological safety’ and a strong teamwork culture that contributes to organisational, operational and business outcomes.

The paper also provides practical insights, recommendations and a series of steps that business leaders and senior executives can take to build a psychologically safe workplace for their employees.

In order for organisations to achieve this and to build a strong culture of teamwork, the research suggests three key drivers –

– behavioural integrity of leaders, 
– organisational support and 
– healthy relationship networks.

A deeper dive into the data indicated, however, that there were distinct country-specific differences that must be considered and the approach towards shaping organisational culture must then be tailored accordingly.

Download the report to get access to the Asia Insights and the 2018 Scorecard to find out how the Best Workplaces™ in Singapore fare on key indicators on the Trust Index© Survey.


To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.