Kathleen Smith replied to the topic Military vs. civilian workplace culture – which is more suited to government? in the forum Human Resources 8 years, 7 months ago
Yes it is true there are distinct differences between the two cultures. Super stars are located in both and the environment they are in does help support their super star qualities.
We tend to think of military as very chain of command, but tend to also dismiss their ” get the job done” mentality and training. Most military folks I know are usually dropped into some kind of situation, given a goal and told to get it done, no matter what. Most of the time this is without extra training, skills or equipment.
There are also certain codes of conduct in the military on how you treat a fellow colleague, how you conduct yourself and how you look out for others, which is not seen in the civilian community as much.
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