About Canadian Workplace Culture
Newcomers to the Canadian workforce are often completely unaware of the unspoken, unwritten rules of Canadian workplaces. 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 their employers will think they’re not ‘team players’, and they’ll miss out on interesting assignments and promotions.
In Canadian Workplace Culture: Mastering the Unspoken Rules, Matt Adolphe explains how workplace rules share many of the traits that make the people in Canada Canadians. These include things like:
- avoiding car horns,
- ending statements with ‘eh’,
- avoiding in-depth discussions about religion and politics, and
- talking about the weather all the time.
This Workplace Culture book 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 then, he explains ten genuinely helpful, accessible, and easily applicable rules. These are the rules that help workers to fit in, become accepted, and prosper.
Adolphe’s book is well-worth reading if you’ve ever felt confused by the way Canadians react to the things you say and do. The wisdom in this book is useful for both work and social situations.