The book explains why Norwegians think and act as they do and what they expect, and encourages the reader to reflect upon the social norms and what is considered acceptable behaviour in Norway.
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 increased awareness and self-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’, please see the Norwegian version of this page for information about this edition.
This practical oriented guide is for anyone interested in learning about how our communication is influenced by our cultural background, and how you as a colleague or leader may make the workday easier for new employees, and especially for those who grew up outside of Norway. It has practical tips on how to achieve a better work environment and productivity in multicultural workplaces. The book is based on the author’s own experience, as well as information from other people and research.
This book explains why it is challenging for new employees, and especially non-Norwegians, to get started in workplaces in Norway. After reflecting upon this, the reader will be more capable of adapting the guidance and follow-up based on each individual’s needs. Working in a multicultural team becomes more meaningful after having an awareness of cultural differences and different approaches.
The topics could be a source of debate in the workplace, to help engage and develop people. By having such dialogues, teams may find new ways to handle their challenges, and thus be able to take out more of the potential of the multicultural environment.