To reflect on your organization's culture and workplace practices.

Workplace culture is defined as the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize an organization. You will find that the term "workplace culture" is used throughout this course and in the discussion groups in the Interactive Community. A great deal of the course asks you to reflect on your previous workplace situations and to think about the attitudes, goals and practices of yourself, previous colleagues, and your organization in order to consider the strengths and application of collaboration in the workplace.

Take some time to reflect on your current workplace culture or a previous place of employment. Consider the following questions:

  • How would you characterize the workplace culture?
  • What strengths do you see within your organization when it comes to the concepts of teamwork and communication?
  • When you think about your workplace practices and communication in your organization, what can you identify as needed improvements?

The Collaborative Workplace by Edward M. Marshall.
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