Sorry mate, it's over: Has Australian business outgrown mateship?

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BRW's Fiona Smith explores Australia's paradoxical culture of mateship.

'One of the Australian characteristics that outsiders often admire is the concept of mateship. It served us well on the battlefield and in sport - but it has outlived its usefulness in business.

'Encouraging mateship in a working environment is likely to exclude those who are not part of the ruling clique, says principal consultant at Social Leadership Australia (SLA), Liz Skelton.'

Publisher: Business Review Weekly (BRW)
Date: 8 November 2013
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