People often talk about the “unwritten rules”. What are they? Who sets them? How do you know what they are?
They are the unspoken, but often modeled rules. They are set by those who are influential within organizations and society. They are adhered to by those who seek to understand their environments and to have more influence. The unwritten rules are common sense to those who know them and a cryptic secret language to those who do not. They have, in some cases, been single handedly responsible for the lack of progress of individuals.
The best way to learn the unwritten rules is to study your environment, find mentors who you respect and who have influence. Lastly, research and get feedback from people you trust. The unwritten rules exist and I believe shall remain.