Friday, 15 May 2009

Culture club

Recently we have been connecting with many more people in Asia Pacifica nd Japan as we grow business in this region, mostly on behalf of North-American-based companies.

Being British and working with colleagues from all over the globe I have become aware of the similarities and differences between the Brits and the Americans, the differences between North Americans and Canadians and also how major European county cultures differ dramatically.

Asia Pacific and Japan is a whole new learning experience and one I am enjoying immensely; the familiarity of Australia and Singapore's openness to the west, balanced with polite reminders that North American/British confidence can be perceived as arrogance.
Japan and Korea are next; my initial contact with Japan makes it clear I have a lot to learn but it's likely to be rewarding, professionally and personally.

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