Learning the workplace culture
Every workplace has its own way of doing things.
If you’re a newcomer, you will need to learn what is acceptable, what is unacceptable, and what is expected. Here are some things to consider:
- Do other employees dress casual or more formal? Are there certain days of the week when people are more casual? For example, some organizations designate Fridays as “Casual Day”.
- When are coffee breaks?
- Are birthdays celebrated?
- Are visitors allowed at work?
Asking co-workers or a supervisor to explain the work environment will help you adjust to your new setting.