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 relatively easily.
This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture.
Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working. We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.
This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Canada only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.
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