I have a few questions regarding the workplace as I am quite new.
The employees in the company do not really treat each other with 'respect'. My colleagues mock each other in the workplace during working hours with impolite names in a dialect. The company has English as the spoken language but most of the employees do not comply to that. I could understand the mockeries as I could speak the dialect. Is this their way of bonding? From what I see, I think it is working as I could see that they are close to each other. Could anyone share their views and opinions regarding this matter as whether you experience these things on a daily basis.
So, to sum it up, I would like your opinions and experiences on a few matters.
- Why is it that the employees call each other mocking names and does it help to bond? (I think this is considered informal working behavior)
- Is there a way to bond with employees without being 'rude' to each other and to portray a professional image?
Thank you all so much for reading this post and if you could provide constructive opinions regarding these matters would be greatly appreciated.