I started my career at Accenture Taiwan in 1994 and transferred to Japan in 2019 with the aspiration to support Accenture's growth opportunities in Japan.
As a Technology Consultant my role is to help global clients in transforming their business with technology enablement. Currently I am handling an SAP global roll out project for a major company based in Kansai.
Working at Accenture has provided me a very good platform to contribute across a large-scale global environment, while working with various people from different cultures/experiences.
When you work in a global setting, you get to learn different work culture styles and it is very useful. For example, when you present your business proposal to clients in Germany, you need to be logical, and that is true in Japan as well. However, it may have to be more direct, starting with your conclusion first. In Japan on the other hand, you may need to build a story around your proposal first and then provide a conclusion. There is no good or bad to it, but you don’t understand it easily if you are not in a global environment.
Just before coming to Kansai, I was in a 2-year large scale project where I traveled to 10 countries including Japan. I have also worked in Shanghai for 6 years. These experiences helped me learn various cultures and develop skills to adopt different communication styles as well as inter-personal skills.