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Working with Norwegians

The insider’s guide to the Norwegian workplace culture

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Would you play chess or poker without learning the rules of the game first?

Dealing with Norwegians without understanding the Norwegian way may be quite like playing chess or poker without knowing the rules. Norwegian workplaces are driven by a set of rules which are very different from those in other western cultures, leading to confusion and misunderstandings.

he book explains why they think and act as they do and what they expect. The book engages the readers in reflection upon social norms and values and what is considered acceptable behaviour in Norway. The chapters have quizzes to test the cultural understanding and there is a section of real life exercises with solutions and explanations.

This is the guide to understanding Norwegians in the workplace and their social life which will make you a more informed and confident colleague, business partner and friend.

With enhanced awareness and confidence you can be more relaxed, have fun, and focus on building lasting, rewarding relationships.

This book is also available in Norwegian under the title ‘Kunsten å arbeide med nordmenn’, ref. the Norwegian version of this page for more information.


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Attending “Working with Norwegians" was the single best thing I did since I moved to Norway. The whole course was one series of "lightbulb moments" one after another explaining things I had missed, misunderstood and otherwise just didn't 'get.'

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