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English translation: work culture

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German term or phrase:Arbeitskultur
English translation:work culture
Entered by: Poornima Iyengar
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04:28 Aug 28, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Arbeitskultur
I always think anything with "-kultur" is hard D->E. This is a heading, following by a paragraph describing staff attitudes, hierarchies, structures etc.
SEH
Local time: 04:01
work culture
Explanation:
It's a bit obvious, but it gets lots of hits on Google and is used within EU pages:

9. Wie groß ist Ihre Hoffnung, daß die derzeitige Reform echte und positive Veränderungen im Management und in der allgemeinen Arbeitskultur bewirken wird?

9. How hopeful do you feel that the current reform will bring about a real and positive change in management and general work culture?

http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/general/news/all...
Selected response from:

joanne_r
Local time: 03:01
Grading comment
Quite a few people seem to agree on this, but you were the first to provide a useful reference too, so thank you.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
na +1Work culture
Poornima Iyengar
naprofessional culture
mckinnc
nawork culture
Dan McCrosky
nawork ethics
Roland Grefer
naorganizational culture
Poj
nacompany culture
Alexander Schleber
nawork culture
joanne_r
naWorking Environment
Francesco D'Alessandro
nawork ethos
Vesna Zivcic


  

Answers


6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Work culture


Explanation:
None needed
-HTH
-Poornima

Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 08:31
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 162

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tim Drayton: Yes, I think if a perfectly literal handling covers it, then why look elsewhere?
46 mins
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7 mins
work culture


Explanation:
It's a bit obvious, but it gets lots of hits on Google and is used within EU pages:

9. Wie groß ist Ihre Hoffnung, daß die derzeitige Reform echte und positive Veränderungen im Management und in der allgemeinen Arbeitskultur bewirken wird?

9. How hopeful do you feel that the current reform will bring about a real and positive change in management and general work culture?

http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/general/news/all...


joanne_r
Local time: 03:01
PRO pts in pair: 12
Grading comment
Quite a few people seem to agree on this, but you were the first to provide a useful reference too, so thank you.
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8 mins
Working Environment


Explanation:
Work Culture is OK, however by what you say in your question perhaps in the case in point Working Environment could fit the bill

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 03:01
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 2

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ralf Lemster: I think this comes closest
1 min
  -> this is no philosophical issue; besides, here the environment is clearly man-made

disagree  Alexander Schleber: environment is not necessarily man-made. culture is.
24 mins
  -> so what? I said "in the case in point"
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20 mins
work ethos


Explanation:
1. Phoenix Global Solutions
Work Ethos. Phoenix lays great importance on providing a work environment that brings out the best of a person's creativity and abilities.

2. ... Work Ethos For Survival In A Corporate Jungle We have been told that a man should work hard and give his best in return for his wages. For work is a sum of his ...

3. Careers with Geometric

Our technology-focus ensures a challenging work ethos, that will encourage you to test and deepen your skills.

www.geometricsoftware.com/careers.htm



    Reference: http://www.pgsolutions.com/WorkEthos.html
    Reference: http://www.prohighway.com/jobseeker/article/?head=J21
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 04:01
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 571
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37 mins
company culture


Explanation:
"work culture" is fine.
Somùetimes this is also referred to as "company cultire", because each company has a different way of working. Since you context (structure, attitudes etc.) is company-sqpecific, I would go for this term.

Google gives 41000 hits on this term.


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?as_q=&num=10&btnG=Google+Search...
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 04:01
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2344
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1 hr
organizational culture


Explanation:
I think 'organization' covers the meaning of company, firm, government, agency, etc.
And this term is widely used.

Poj
Local time: 10:01
Native speaker of: Native in ThaiThai
PRO pts in pair: 7
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1 hr
professional culture


Explanation:
none

mckinnc
Local time: 04:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 335
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1 hr
work culture


Explanation:
"Corporate culture" draws a total of 146,000 Google hits but more importantly, the phrase draws over 800 hits in German at the German domain:

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=&num=100&btnG=Google Searc...

among them, this one including the term "Arbeitskultur":

http://www.omspecial.de/_NonFlash/Agentur-WieWirArbeiten-02....

I do not believe "Arbeitskultur" = "Corporate culture" though because that is usually translated as "Firmenkultur" or "Unternehmenskultur".

Most of the time "work(ing) environment" is translated as "Arbeitsumfeld", "Arbeitswelt" or "Arbeitsumgebung". (see for example Hamblock/Wessels – Großwörterbuch Wirtschaftsenglisch)

The term "work culture " is used together with "Arbeitskultur" at these 11 sites:

http://www.google.com/search?q=arbeitskultur "work culture" ...

The sites are all German language sites at the German domain, which may mean they are just being translated word for word – but in which direction?

On the other hand, as others have mentioned above, the phrase "work culture" draws over 8000 hits at these English language, dot com sites:

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=&num=100&btnG=Google Searc...

Many of these sites sound quite similar to your context.

I see no need to use "environment" or some other term and risk changing the meaning. "Work culture" is an accepted and widely used English expression.

HTH

Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 04:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
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15 hrs
work ethics


Explanation:
I've frequently encountered discussions of the difference in German and American work ethics, which came pretty close to what I understand as "Arbeitskultur".

Roland Grefer
Local time: 22:01
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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