Corporate Culture - Stephen Leung
Country manager, Pfizer Hong Kong
Characteristics of corporate culture
For more than 50 years, Pfizer HK's commitment to our people is without peer. We embrace a special culture of diversity, inclusion and curiosity.
The company values individuals' contributions in their positions. We believe that everyone could be a leader at what they do. The role senior leadership plays is to show direction and to inspire colleagues to advance their career to where they want to be. We invest a lot in talent development and training; 70 per cent of the managers are promoted internally. The underlying characteristics of diversity include thinking styles, national identity and education.
Merits of the characteristics
We hire colleagues globally, including from Hong Kong, the mainland, Columbia, Europe, the Philippines and the United States. With different cultural and professional backgrounds, it helps stimulate new ideas and challenges the status quo which is critical to a corporation which emphasises innovation and continuous improvement. Given our diverse workforce, we strive to create an inclusive environment where our people feel valued, engaged, supported and respected.
We are in a business of advancing wellness, prevention, treatment and cures. However, new medication does not come out overnight. It takes many trials and unsuccessful steps before a new drug is available. With a strong desire for innovation, we encourage and reward practices of ideas sharing, critical thinking and continuous improvement.
'Continuous and never-ending improvement' (CAN I) is a unique proposition in Pfizer HK. To live our CAN I spirit across all levels, the Lean Six Sigma system has been implemented in all business units and departments.