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France Attitudes Toward Work

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Examining the French Work Ethic

The French strive to balance their professional goals with their personal life. Find out more about the French work ethic and their attitude toward work.

The French tend to be motivated by a search for perfection and generally take pride in their work. Nevertheless, business and social relationships along with quality of life and well-being matter a great deal to the French, some of whom worry that their way of life is a luxury of the past. The term work ethic is loosely translated as “professional conscience” in French. Explore how the French balance their quest for a balanced life with their commitment to professionalism.