Canadian Workplace Culture: Mastering the Unspoken Rules
Newcomers to the Canadian workforce are often completely unaware of the unspoken, unwritten rules of Canadian workplace culture. As a result, they often make a poor first impression and, unless they quickly understand the rules, they’ll find it hard to succeed. Instead they’ll become perceived as ‘not a team player’, miss out on interesting assignments and be overlooked for promotion.
In Canadian Workplace Culture: Mastering the Unspoken Rules, Matt Adolphe, an internationally-experienced communications expert, explains how workplace rules, that all workers ignore at their peril, are formed from the same traits that make Canadians:
- avoid car horns,
- end their statements with ‘eh’,
- avoid in-depth discussions about religion and politics, and
- talk about the weather all the time.
Canadian Workplace Culture: Mastering the Unspoken Rules reveals why certain behaviours don’t work in Canada’s conflict-averse culture. Adolphe uses familiar situations to highlight what happens when you get it wrong and lays out ten genuinely helpful, accessible and easily applicable rules that enable workers to fit in, become accepted, and prosper.