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A culture of giving

By Alfred Tora

An aspect of the Pacific culture that I love is how communal-centric it is!

The concept of sharing and giving is imprinted onto us like the dark black and brown inks that dance across our tapa, nga’atu or masi, providing rich detail and design to an otherwise plain canvas.

We give respect to our elders and chiefs. We lend a hand to our less fortunate family members. We give our talents over for the greater good! So why is it hard for us, as business leaders and “people” professionals, to promote this culture of giving in our organisations?

Current research in western studies have shown how . . .

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