Culture gap: differences between German and British offices revealed

Culture gap: differences between German and British offices revealed

With a work ethic which has perplexed the rest of Europe for decades, Germans are highly regarded around the world for their supposed workplace efficiency. With Sauerkraut recently being named a superfood, potentially it’s a dietary thing.

On a more serious note, it’s worth asking what actually does fuel German workers to produce more than their European neighbours, whilst still taking more sick days and holidays?

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Comments (1)

  • Amanda
    Tue, 24 Oct 2017 9:27am BST
    My first jobs post uni were in Germany (admittedly quite a while ago) and I found the work culture very well balanced. If you worked late, it was thought that you were inefficient as you couldn't get your work done in time.
    Of course the well-known German respect for time also shows in punctuality for starting work / meetings / etc and for ending them on time too. In the same note, you were expected to get on with your work and not waste time chatting outside of break times.
    I found it a very positive working culture.

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