German Business Culture in Denmark

Creating mutual understanidng A German food manufacturer had acquired a Danish company. The Danish employees encountered new challenges based on cultural differences: the German decision-making, employee management and communication style were far from what the Danes were used to. LIVING INSTITUTE designed and facilitated a two-hour cultural awareness workshop for the company’s Innovation and Technology Department, counting 90 employees. The workshop focused on: • What is culture and when does culture matter? • Simulated culture chock • Mapping the most important differences between Danish and German management style and communication style. • Strategies to bridge the gap and optimize collaboration within the areas where cultural differences play a role.