Working with Norwegians


Would you play chess or poker without learning the rules of the game first? Working 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, often leading to confusion and misunderstandings. This seminar will address these rules. This course is suitable for all international employees who grew up outside Scandinavia, whether you have just arrived in Norway, or if you have been here for some time.

GOALS

Build a bridge between cultures

Learn what is special about the Norwegian culture

Become more confident about how to behave in Norway

Reduce misunderstandings and communication issues 

COURSE CONTENT

Introduction and a quick glance at the Norwegian lifestyle

Major cultural traits of the Norwegian workplace culture

Examples from the workplace where the cultural differences may typically be an issue

Socializing (how to make friends in Norway, visiting Norwegians in their home and party culture) 

INSTRUCTOR: Karin Ellis from Ellis Culture

Registration deadline:  30 April, or until maximum number of participants has been reached

  

SAMPLE FEEDBACK FROM THIS COURSE

"As soon as I got a feel for the agenda, I was completely convinced I had made the right choice. It 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.’  If you have a chance to take the course, I’d highly recommend it!”            

Jennifer Tierney Sveigdalen, Oslo 

“I had an actual epiphany yesterday!! Thank you very much!  The depth of understanding I now have has already in just a few hours eased an awful lot of pent up frustration from my soul!

It may sound obvious, but believe me, having someone from the inside explain this in such an in depth, yet easily relatable manner is worth gold! I would recommend all non-Norwegians working in Norway to attend this course.”             

Georgia White, Bergen

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Når:
07.05.18 kl. 12:00 - 16:00
Hvor:
SVHUM B-1004
Studiested:
Tromsø
Målgruppe:
Foreign employees


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Frist: 07.05.2018

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