Understanding The Drone Zone
1 in 5 people said they felt that managers in the UAE ‘rarely listens to employees.’ Check out our infographic to find out more about corporate culture in KSA and the UAE.
January 9, 2012 3:19 by Eva Fernandes
Understanding the corporate culture of in this region is a complicated and tough area of study. Especially in the UAE, where there are more than a hundred different nationalities working, each bringing with them their own cultural understanding of management.
Of course, the multi-cultural nature of the workforce in the UAE has other implications aside for management style. When asked ‘Do you feel that different nationality factions in your office cause problems at work?’ An overwhelming 47 percent of expats said: “No, I’m used to it and get by anyway.” An interesting finding considering the racially biases that already exist in the workplace. it isn’t uncommon for companies to include a preference for a particular nationality as part of the job description. “American, British, Westerners ONLY”
In a survey conducted with over 1,506 people in Saudi and the UAE by our good friends at YouGov, we bring you some interesting insights about the corporate culture here in the Emirates. Did you know that 1 in 5 people said they felt that managers in the UAE ‘rarely listens to employees.’ Although, it isn’t all bad- overall job satisfaction is fairly high (72%) and goes up as employees get older. Perhaps another interesting insight is employees rank receiving professional training as almost as important as a bonus (83% vs. 87%). How many employees actually receive a bonus is another question. But until then check out groovy infographic on understanding the Drone Zone. Click on it for a larger version.