Canadian Teams


People expect to be valued for the contribution they bring to the team and the team leader or manager needs to reflect this in their approach to the team. A team needs to have a clear idea of its purpose and goal and each team member needs to understand clearly what contribution they are expected to make.

Thus people prefer to be given outline guides and general instructions rather than to be micro-managed by the boss as an ongoing process. Such constant 'interest' from the boss might be construed as interference or even as a lack of trust in the capabilities of the team member.

As Canadians place less emphasis on personal relationships in the work place that some other cultures, teams are able to be formed and disbanded quite quickly and realtively easily.