How do you figure out workplace culture???

I've never had the best social skills, but have managed to get by in life. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to do the same for workplaces. I can't seem to navigate without getting in trouble. How do I figure out if the work culture will be a good fit for me?

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Debra Lawson
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Can you give examples of how you are getting in trouble at work, the type of work you are doing, and the type of work you would be comfortable doing. I might be able to help you, but I need to know more.

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Andy Wilson
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Try simply typing the company's name and the word review right after and see what others have been saying about it. Always a good idea to get the employee perspective. Good luck!

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Delisa Hall
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The culture is something u navigate around by acknowledging diversity and being respectful of those you work with. Other than that, just do your job and it all should be fine!

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Emma Carlton
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Social skills take time to develop and for some sadly it IS a struggle. My best friend has major issues with this and has severe anxiety as well. I hope it continues to improve. You could see a counselor to talk and form ways to create better ways to socialize for yourself. In the meantime... Check out reviews first as others said and maybe even ask for a tour of the facility or company. If you can't then pay attention to the body language and conversations happening in the office area if you go in for an interview. Do people look happy, engaged, excited to be there? I think you will know right away if it's for you or not. Best of luck Irene.

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Danny Juarez
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You just go try it. And see if, it fits you in a way?

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KATHY JOHNSON
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Go work do your job... And just try to get along with coworkers. And be yourself, in a professional manner that is

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philip brockman
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Some people Irene are not people people. They do not or cannot appreciate all the diversity from the many stakeholders sharing the playing field. I read your bio and it seems to me that you have had lots of time to manifest the semblance of social skills. Therefore it must be the organization's culture you're infringing upon. Either in your behavior (actions) or your vocabulary.

I start by studying the development of the company, it's officers, and it's direction i.e. Southwest Airlines is the friendly sky people. Then it becomes what can I give them without jeopardizing my moral integrity. And what if anything, can I overlook within their inadequacies. It's not a matter of toleration, as you should only do that which is comfortable, enjoyable, and productive for you.

Many workplace cultures are hierarchy driven. Meaning each person feels they have achieved some level of respect and authority through their involvement. If you are in these, then you render respect and submission when required. However, no one is really above another, as I prefer a linear organization where everyone contributes and everyone collaborates and communicates. But you never really know how cold the water is until you get in it. None the less, the word 'trouble' still mystifies me, and you are going to have to be able to 'see' what it is that you are purveying. Respectfully, Philip M Brockman

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Crystal Ramires
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I personally hate people in general, unless I'm being paid to be nice daily. Try that, go to work and plaster your best fake smile make small talk and get your money.

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Jeremiah Gupton
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Try to make some small talk with people you know even if it’s just local events in today’s society, non political. Try to be positive and polite to others.

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Deborah Prichard
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Irene, I have found that if you google the company and then read the reviews it will give you an idea of the culture of the company. Past and current employees do not hold back their experiences, check out glassdoors! Do this before applying for the job, if the reviews are all bad, you will probably be in for a mess if you get hired on. If the reviews are 50/50 which they seldom are, you have to really then look for consistency in the clues given. But pray first before you apply and go to a job interview.

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