WORK CULTURE IN AUSTRALIA

 

If you have received a sponsorship for employment in Australia, you are very close to your Australian Dream! Australia has been the dream destination for many aspiring migrants from all over, especially for the career opportunities it has to offer. Before you become a part of Australia, you must understand how it is different to be part of Australian Work Culture.

 

WORK CULTURE IN AUSTRALIA

Every work culture is different from one another. Here is how Australian work culture maybe different from what you are used to.

PRACTICE EQUALITY

Perhaps, the first thing you should understand when you first arrive in Australia is the importance of equality. Australians thoroughly follow equality in all stages of life, specially at workplace. This culture does go in contrast with that of the rest of the world, where people follow hierarchy. And it is among their nature to prevent anything like hierarchy from coming up in any situation. So if you are in favour of workplace equality, you will be comfortable even in the new environment.

 

BE COMPASSIONATE

The second thing that you may come across is that Australians are genuinely concerned about others who are not directly concerned with them. While at work, you could see top management getting involved with the blue collar employees like the cleaners and guards which is highly appreciated by the latter. This not only makes them feel valued but also removes the barriers that are built due to levels or hierarchies in offices.

 

YOUR RIGHTS

Also, once you are an employee in an Australian firm, your employer is bound with many obligations and responsibilities towards you. These include

  • Proper Remuneration
  • Proper Training
  • Safe Workplace
  • To be treated equally
  • Health and other rights

COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY

Australians are known to be the first in breaking the ice. Be it someone from the management or a new intern, Australians are open about their thoughts and prefer to express their thoughts directly. It may be difficult for first timers and newbies to open up easily, but once you are in an environment where people are supportive of speaking out and communication. It is also recommended that you maintain positive communication with your peers and employers which will help you cope up with any kind of anxiety or culture shock that you may be facing while in Australia.

OFFICE ENVIRONMENT

Employers try and maintain a positive work environment for both themselves and their employees. This in return also reduces annual staff turnover and absenteeism. It is also recorded how employees manage and behave with staff members from other departments. this in turn reduces the chances of rivalry growing among departments.

To maintain a good office environment, they may choose to do the following

  • Provide cafeterias, recreational rooms, gym, etc
  • Training sessions for all employees where they can bond on social levels as well
  • Additional benefits like food coupons, discount coupons, etc
  • Provide employee clubs with independent president and board members of the club
  • Casual clothes once a week, etc.

This is a gist of everything you should be expecting while you work in Australia. If you haven’t applied for your work visa yet, start with filling in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our visa consultants will get in touch with you.

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