I always assumed that the work culture of an office is heavily dependent on the general culture of the city it is in. For example I would expect for workplaces in NYC to have certain commonalities versus some small town in South Carolina that would have different workplace culture but is still common across the town.
A career advisor told me this isn't true: that you can't generalize to an entire city saying that in a certain place they work in such and such way. Is this correct? How useful are generalizations like this? I know it is a generalization so one probably can't say "managers in city x are more firm handed than in city y".
Update: What I actually was wondering about was is it ever a valid generalization to say "I don't like the work culture in city x so I'm going to move to city y"? For example, perhaps city y tends to have more relaxed back dress code and is more laid back in general. I'm assuming the job is in the same sector in both cities e.g. both tech related.
Obviously there's culture differences between locations and I'm wondering if they percolate into the work place, or if workplaces are so diverse already it doesn't really make a difference.
Another example is NYC is often said to be fast passed, so this is an example of how the city a business is in influences it's work culture.