Management Tip of the Day
Harvard Business Review – October 01, 2012
Know the Culture Before You Accept the Job
When deciding whether to take a job or not, investigate the culture of the organization. Ask questions of the interviewer or others who know the institution. General ones like — “What’s the culture like?” or “Are people treated well?” — seldom work. You’re likely to get stock answers. Instead, ask questions that get at how the organization does business. For example, you could ask, “Are there special activities to promote teamwork? Are they voluntary?” Also, look around the office while you’re there.