Topic 1 Cultural dimensions of Cyprus’ workplace

The labour market of Cyprus is diverse. According to the latest data from the Statistical Service of Cyprus (2018), a total of 325.604 Cypriots, 45.383 EU nationals and 29.891 Non-EU nationals comprised the Cypriot labour market.

In most jobs, a good level of Greek is required; however, English is widely spoken on the island since Cyprus used to be a British colony. Therefore, some jobs might only require English as a spoken language. This is usually the case in jobs that belong in the tourist sector.

Cultural Barriers to communication in the workplace

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Discussion – reflection

Have you ever faced any barrier in your workplace? Either linguistic, behavioural, stereotypical or religious/cultural barrier?