Talks & Counselling

Scandinavian business culture: How can you become culturally more aware?

What characterizes Scandinavian business culture and leadership style?
Do you have 500 or 10 recently merged employees who need to know each other better?
Are your new international collegaues not familiar with Scandinavian business culture?
Would your management team like strategies and collaborations to roll out more smoothly?
Or do you just need to focus more closely on how to handle cultural differences in everyday life?

I optimise efficiency in collaborations, onboarding, mergers and negotiations. I focus on cultural differnences and similaities – and how to make the best of them.

All the services I provide include generous helpings of expert knowledge, research, experience from other companies and Nordic humour.

If you need expertise outside my own area, I collaborate closely with occupational psychologists and experts within communication and management.

Book lecture, please write or call +45 2636 0753

Depending on your needs, I can offer, for example:

When vikings – and values – clash

Lectures and workshops for companies and organisations working across national borders – that also want to cooperate. For 10 to 1000 participants. And customised to suit your everyday reality.

Why are Scandinavians so strange?

  • Why do your Nordic colleagues expect you to have an opinion on most subjects?
  • How can you collaborate closely and trust people you only know professionally?
  • Why is it OK to eat your lunch at the same canteen table as your boss?
  • Why can’t you jump the queue?
  • Why is attending the Christmas party part of your job description?

This course on living and collaborating with colleagues from the Nordic countries will introduce you to: everyday life and professional life in the Nordic region, dos & don’ts, the history of the Nordic region, the welfare state, values and habits.

Kirsten Weiss

Kirsten Weiss

Kirsten, your talk yesterday had exactly the outcome we hoped for. We referred to your words during the day and have decided that all new employees must read your book. Thank you!

HR Business Partner, Nordic team in Japanese/German company

Get a grip on the culture – and the management team

Presentations, advice, and collaboration with multicultural management teams. Primary focus on decision-making processes, meeting structures and management mandates.

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How does a wise Nordic leader deal with management in cultures with steep hierarchies, an aversion to teamwork and managers on first name terms?

How do you practise management in China, Cologne or Chicago – without losing your authority, your identity, your core values, or the Nordic values you grew up with?

Price: € 45
Shipping: € 8