Culture at Work Lab


Welcome to the Culture and the Workplace Lab website! The Culture and the Workplace lab is located at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and is led by Dr. Wendi Adair.

Our lab investigates issues arising in multicultural workplaces and international ventures where people raised with different worldviews and communication norms face interdependent challenges including negotiation, conflict management, teamwork, and decision making. We conduct both lab and field studies, employing both experimental and quasi-experimental designs. We publish our research in both academic and practitioner journals, and disseminate our findings in organizational and virtual settings. Please have a look through our website to learn more about our main research areas, Indigenous Workways, Conflict Dynamics in Diverse Workplaces, Multicultural Work Teams, Intercultural Communication as well as other opportunities associated with the Culture at Work lab.

The Culture at Work Lab and University of Waterloo are situated on the Haldimand Tract - 950,000 acres of land on either side of the Grand River that was promised to the Six Nations in a 1784 treaty. We live and work with gratitude on these traditional lands of the Annishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Attawandaron (Neutral) Peoples. Today, Six Nations' territory consists of 48,000 acres of land. For more information: We intentionally work to build relationships and learn from local Six Nation and urban Indigenous communities and to support them through justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization efforts.