According to the recent survey published by the Australian Financial Review, some facts have been discovered about the working culture in Australia experienced by many expats from different parts of the world.
Australians have a unique sense of business etiquette that reflects their diversity and respect for the individuality of other co-workers from multicultural backgrounds. This makes the work environment even more comfortable and healthy, especially for a new migrant employee.
Australians like to be straightforward and get their point across while engaging in workplace conversations, formally or in a casual way. This often proves beneficial for achieving business outcomes within deadlines, by being transparent to clients and other stakeholders at work.
There is definitely less hierarchy and bureaucracy experienced by expats as compared to other parts of the world. This makes it a more fast working environment when it comes to securing a deal, achieving targets or even applying for a visa! Regulations are well defined, making processes in general more streamlined and supportive for migrants in a new working culture.
Australian workers, in general, prefer to prioritize quality over quantity, maintain a healthy work-life balance and focus on ongoing education and personal wellbeing. They give significant importance to working hard, health and spending time with family. Many Australian companies invest substantially in on the job training and giving employees opportunities to enhance their skills. .
Australians have a great sense of humour. They love to work with a pinch of light heartedness, making the environment even more pleasant for all co-workers.
The role of an individual worker has more impact on an organisation in the Australian market, when compared with other markets. Due to the small size of many organisations, unlike in Europe or US, the duties of a “specialist resource” are often carried by local workers giving them a professional opportunity to have a wider role and exposure, as well as build stronger business relationships in small industry networks.
Australian workplace and industry displays an endless scope of innovation and work hard for continual improvisation in every sector of the economy.
The above experiences truly reflect an amazing work culture and another reason to make Australia one of the happiest countries to live and work!