Working with the Danes – why are they so weird?

Workshop for team-members and managers.

The employees from an R&D department in a Danish manufacturing company got new colleagues with Indian, German, Polish, Italian backgrounds, working both in Denmark and abroad. The foreigners were keen to learn about their Danish colleagues’ behaviour by answering some of the questions below: – Why all these meetings? – Where is the formality? – Why has everybody left the office at 4 pm sharp? – Why is it so hard to make Danish friends? LIVING INSTITUTE facilitated a one-day workshop for managers and key employees about the differences and similarities between the involved cultures, including the Danes that:

  • Show more mutual trust than any other population
  • Are more reserved and private than most other people
  • Have a more humble and equal minded culture than others