Detroit has the distinction of being the only major city in the United States that is located north of Canada. This fact might be known more to Baby Boomers than others because it was a running gag on a highly rated episode of the Barney Miller television show. Canada has been a friendly neighbor since the War of 1812 so Detroiters often are familiar with it But here is a question only a few will be able to answer about our neighbor to the south.
The Canadian Football League team in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is known as the Eskimos. Are Eskimos native to Canada?
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Knowing the various cultures in the American workplace today can help us increase harmony, productivity and quality. The reason is quite simple. Cultural differences, when not understood, lead to miscommunication, ill feelings among employees and/or management and workplace conflict.
But once we understand the value that each person brings to the workplace by the beauty of thinking differently we begin to increase the contribution and value of each employee individually and of the workforce in whole. Improvement in communication occurs as we understand that putting something on the table prioritizes it in one culture but removes all priorities in another or that a basement could be a cellar or a bathroom.
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