Bringing your cultural habits into another culture may be accepted if it’s a positive thing…or it may get this “sleepy” subway commuter slapped! Adapting to Culture “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle.
Cultural differences in expectations of leaders can be manifest in clothing styles. An HSBC bank “Different Points of View” ad campaign captured this by showing diverse interpretations of wearing suits versus casual clothes. In a culture that values adherence to hierarchy, which includes most Asian cultures, the leader is expected to dress more formally. In
We all see things differently. Even simple eating habits are diverse across cultures. HSBC bank has produced many humorous commercials that capture cultural diversity in funny yet poignant ways, including this one of a Chinese business dinner. English culture believes you might insult your host if you don’t finish a meal. But Chinese culture tends