Show Respect, Earn Respect
The Pacific Way deeply values peace and harmony in relationships. Pacific island communities constantly strive for mutual respect and reciprocity. Communities in remote areas are often conflict averse. Rather than vocalize their opposition, they will often say little or nothing directly, and quietly disengage by voting with their feet. Being thoughtful, collaborative, and steady while working in respectful partnership with local leaders and communities sends an unmistakable signal that a partner is earnest and dependable. This becomes all the more important when cultural and social differences have to be transcended. Demonstrate these values and qualities to show respect for The Pacific Way.