When corporate culture becomes more of a cult

There’s a spectrum – and some employers go too far
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/05/2015

They spend most of their time confined to a compound, with different areas for working and eating, perhaps even sleeping. They spend every day with the same companions, all of them working toward the same overarching cause and following the same leader. 


There’s a good chance they all dress in a similar fashion and have a peculiar shared language of terms, acronyms or slang that would make little sense to an outsider. They can probably all list the shared values or tenets of the group — maybe these are even plastered on the walls, just to drill the message home.