Understanding Australian Workplace Cultures Assessment by Erik Styles | Mar 2, 2020 Welcome to your Understanding Australian Workplace Cultures Assessment Which statement best describes culture?Culture is constantly changing at a societal level and at an individual level.Culture is constantly changing at a societal level but stays constant at an individual level.Culture is constantly changing at an individual level but stays constant at a societal level.Culture does not change at an individual or societal level. According to Edgar Schein’s model, which level of an organisation’s culture include visible elements such as images and brands, office arrangement and staff dress? AssumptionsValuesArtifacts According to Geert Hofstede’s theory, which dimension of culture measures the extent to which members of the group are integrated and responsible for each other?Power DistanceIndividualism versus CollectivismMasculinity versus FemininityUncertainty Avoidance Which of the following statements best describes Australian society?It is very uniform and easily represented by a single Australian identityIt is quite diverse with a significant portion of Australians born overseas Which of the following best describes Australian culture in terms of power distance?There is an acceptance of power distance with a strict adherence to hierarchiesThere is a rejection of power distance with hierarchies used merely for convenience Students preparing to enter a WIL activity in Australia should expect to interact with __________. Only people from their own cultureOnly people who were born in AustraliaPeople from many cultures and backgrounds Naziha has begun her placement in an Australian workplace. She has some questions for her supervisor about the role. Select the best advice you could you give her. Wait for your supervisor to ask if you have any questions.Ask your supervisor as many questions as possible so they know you are inquisitive.Check three sources before asking your supervisor so they don’t feel you are wasting their time.Ask your supervisor, but say you are asking on behalf of somebody else. You WIL experience can help you to become a __________ citizen who is aware of the world, has a sense of their role in it and respects and values diversity.LocalRegionalNationalGlobal Fair treatment is protected by the Fair Work Ombudsman for ___________. Paid WIL activities onlyUnpaid WIL activities onlyBoth paid and unpaid WIL activities Hyun-Joo is participating in an unpaid WIL activity. He also has a part-time job at a local café to help support him. Regulatory frameworks are in place to ensure he is treated fairly _________. Only during his unpaid WIL activityOnly during his paid part-time jobBoth during his unpaid WIL activity and his part-time jobNeither during his unpaid WIL activity nor his part-time job Australian workplace laws protect the rights of which workers? Anybody working in Australia regardless of their visa typeAustralian citizens and permanent visa holders onlyOnly workers who are employed by a government agencyOnly workers with employment contracts stating their rights Raharjo is offered an unpaid internship that is not approved by his university as a requirement of his course. What should he do?He should decline the internship because it is does not meet the legal criteria for a vocational placementHe should accept the internship because any experience is worthwhileHe should accept the internship only if nothing better comes along Under which type of employment would you work on an hourly basis with no regular or set hours and be paid only for the hours you work?Full-timePart-timeCasualVolunteer After her WIL activity, Qing would like to find a job in the same industry where she will work an average of 38 hours a week, be paid for the full week and receive entitlements such as paid annual leave. What type of employment is she seeking?Full-timePart-timeCasualVolunteer During his WIL activity, Uzi notices an air conditioner unit is leaking water onto the floor where it could cause an injury. What should he do?Report the situation to his supervisor immediatelyNothing since it is not his responsibilityFile an official report with the Fair Work OmbudsmanWait until his last day to mention it to avoid any negative consequences If you are asked to perform a task at work that you feel is unsafe, what should you do?Perform the task without mentioning your concernState your concern, then perform the taskState your concern and refuse to perform the taskPerform the task, then report your supervisor to the Fair Work Ombudsman What should be at the centre of your WIL experience?Impressing your supervisorEarning moneyLearningGetting credit While communication and management styles vary across Australian workplaces, most supervisors expect employees to ____________.Ask for help and discuss challengesSpeak only when spoken toCall them sir or madamWait for them to leave the office before finishing for the day On Chichi’s first day at her WIL activity, her supervisor tells Chichi that she has an ‘open door policy.’ What does this mean?Employees can arrive and leave at whatever times they wishEmployees can approach the supervisor for discussion whenever they have a question or issueEmployees must remain at their desks whenever the office door is openThe front door should remain open at all times for proper ventilation The use of slang in Australian workplaces is _____________. Always unacceptableFairly common, especially during social exchangesMost common in formal workplaces such as government bodiesOnly acceptable for managers and supervisors Domas is at a work celebration where alcohol is being served. He does not wish to drink alcohol. What should Domas do when a co-worker asks if he would like a glass of wine?Politely declineAccept the offer and just pretend to drink the wineAccept the offer and drink the wineExcuse himself and avoid future gatherings where alcohol is served Work-related social events are ___________.Generally a waste of timeFrowned upon by management and should be avoidedA good way to get to know your colleaguesMandatory and should be attended from start to finish Viện is experiencing high levels of stress while juggling WIL with his studies and multiple other commitments. He is experiencing headaches and having trouble sleeping. What should he do?Ignore the symptoms until they go awayStop attending classes to focus on his WIL activityQuit his WIL activity to focus on his studiesSeek out support and practice self-care What should you do if you are unable to attend your WIL activity due to an illness?Skip the activity and explain why when you returnAdvise your WIL supervisor via phone and emailAdvise your WIL supervisor in person so they can see you are illArrange for another student to take your place for the day What should you do if you think you are being bullied or exploited during your WIL activity?Have a confidential discussion with your WIL mentor or university coordinatorLeave and find another WIL activityQuietly tolerate it and hope it stopsTry to find a way to get back at the person who is bullying or exploiting you Time is Up!