The Greek labor market is diverse as there are many international (EU and non-EU) workers, with this number changing frequently. However, in comparison to other EU countries, Greece experiences limited labor mobility.
The official language in the country and hence in the workplace, is Greek. Many people speak English as a second language, and it is required in many jobs such as in international organizations, or tourism.
Some job sectors that are in high demand in Greece are storage, transport, processing, public administration, education, while the tourism industry is blooming.
LANGUAGE AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION
1.Ethnocentrism – “Us” versus “Them”
2.Gender Based stereotypes
RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND
2.Gender and LGBTQ+ diversity in the workplace
3.Signs and Religious symbols
In general relationship building through communication is important in Greece, while face-to-face communication is more preferable.
However, the 4285/2014 Law for Combating certain forms and manifestations of racism and xenophobia, creates a protection framework that victims of xenophobia or racism can refer to.
Can you reflect on other types of stereotypes in the workplace? How would you eliminate them?