Two decades of life and work in Hong Kong have cemented a very deep commitment in me to this unique city, her hard working honest people who can celebrate their amazing achievements, diligently working their way into a highly respected global business hub.
English most certainly is spoken in the business world yet their are cultural nuances to understand about the unique persona of Hong Kong people and how they see themselves in their regional context. The Cantonese language and cultural practices of Hong Kong, unique to this city, provide a depth to the cultural profile that need to be given attention. If we are going to greet people in Hong Kong, or be bold enough to learn a few words to use there, it is important that we do it in Cantonese.
History has played a huge part in making Hong Kong people who they are and it is vital to be able to understand this complex personality. The sheer feat of growing from a small fishing village to a vibrant well respected business and financial hub is an achievement indeed.
If you would like to discuss the cultural aspects of Hong Kong and prepare for engagement there, contact me.
CHINA POWER CLUB Port Adelaide Football Club Shanghai, China 2017, 2018 and 2019
Yanfei Ge | Lecturer – Health
Community Services, Health & Lifestyle | TAFE SA
I found Pam’s sessions very useful for cultural intelligence. Even though I am from an Asian cultural background, it still surprised me when Pam talked about the differences between traditional Chinese cultural values and other cultures. I learned a lot and now understand more about my own culture. I also discovered how I can develop skills to navigate my way in situations when I'm working with people who have different cultural values to my own. Cultural safety is very important when dealing with international business, so it is vital to have appropriate cultural training.