Technical Collaboration and Respecting Local Business Culture
Israel R&D Office, Technology Planning Group
Technology and Intellectual Property HQ
I work in Israel, a country that has many innovative startups and prestigious universities. My job is to assess promising local technologies and to plan and promote collaboration with TDK's technology and products.
When having a discussion, if you have an opinion to express, you sometimes have to interrupt others to get it out. That is a big difference from how things are done in Japan, so I appreciate the effort it takes to adapt to a different business culture. Our office has opened only recently, so we have no storehouse of know-how, and there are still many problems we face trying to communicate with each other in English, but we have been getting tremendous assistance from the folks at TDK-Lambda in Israel. While enjoying myself on the job, I will continue exploring ways to achieve better collaborations that will lead to outstanding new TDK products and services.