Dear fellow expats and Swiss colleagues.
I need some advice or consultation regarding work culture in swiss.
I moved to Switzerland last summer for a business development position in a large size company in Zurich. earlier i was working in Germany in similar position.
I still couldn't understand the unwritten work culture in swiss or better to say in my office.
My boss do not seem to openly discuss issues or performance feedback with me.
He seems to mean something or "imply" some message during general conversation in public among the team. But when I try to discuss direct about his comments with him in his office. he says everything is fine and i am doing a great job.
although english is the official language all of my team mates are native Swiss German and swiss german is unwritten official language of our team but I can understand that.
I have no issues with that but perhaps through smalltalk they seems to know something or hold back information from me.
It looks like the colleagues behave different to me at times. perhaps due to some criticism from my boss. ( or they are talking alone over coffee or I am paranoid
well I could be performing bad or make some blunder ( although I have always been star performer in similar previous positions ), but this secretive or "implied" feedback frustrates me at work and naturally that is curbing my performance.
Although I am willing to correct my mistake and improve myself, I feel helpless.
I think visa is bound with the work contract, as I am in swiss only for the last 6 months.
it is also not quite good to change or quit a position soon after starting the job.
can anyone give suggestions on how to handle this situation in swiss work environment?
So I couldn't identify if he doesnt want me in his team or if he wants me but to stay low and be a dummy in the office. or is it normal in swiss work culture. ?
or am i missing something huge due to language/cultural barrier ?
Please don't get me wrong. I have great respect for for my boss and he is also professional well qualified and capable person, at times i feel delighted to work for him.
Thanks in advance for your feedback.