Culture in the Workplace: East vs. West

A Fortune article discusses the difference between East Coast and West Coast workers in the United States. Research shows that people are happier living and working in places that best match their personality traits. East and West Coasters typically show significant differences in personality traits that distinguish the anxious workers of the East from the more relaxed workers of the West.

According to the article, intensity, energy and urgency define more of an East Coast lifestyle, while West Coasters exhibit more laid-back, easy going workplace traits. As an HR professional, it is important to recognize the different lifestyles and how it can affect workplace decisions. Does your company adapt a West Coast or an East Coast lifestyle?