US and UK professionals may share a language, but don’t let that fool you: their office cultures are markedly different. To discover what working in each country is really like (and to find out whose office culture is ‘best’), we arranged a face-off between a Brit working in the US and an American working in the UK.

Where do they say people are more polite? Which office culture is more collaborative? And who really has more red tape? You might think you know the answers – but what these two professionals say may surprise you. Hear them spill what they actually think of each country’s work habits, from the real reason British professionals are late to meetings to the country where cocktail hour is never just an hour… and, of course, as they weigh in on who really does the nine-to-five (or eight-to-eight) better. Video by Bold Yellow Media.

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