How to Work in Denmark: Insights and advice for internationals managing Danes - also for non-members
It’s been said that managing Danes is like herding cats. Brought up to be inquisitive, innovative, and to challenge authority, your Danish team won’t do what you tell them to just because you are the boss. And they expect a level of transparency and openness you might not be used to in your culture of origin.
- What motivates Danish employees? It usually isn’t more money or a better title.
- Why is it important to include every member of the team in the decision-making process, even the student intern?
- How can you balance a respect for “family time” with the competitive demands of getting things done on the job?
- What should you do when your Danish team member challenges your authority or your decision-making?
Registration for non-members of the Financial Services Union
Non-members can also participate by sending an e-mail to Sanne Krog Lund: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to write: Morning event 20.05.20, your name, your e-mail address and working place.
Non-members will afterwards be contacted by the Financial Services Union.
Participation will be via live streaming. You will receive a link approx. 2-3 days before the event. You have to be at your computer when the event starts as it will only be available live.
Kay Xander Mellish is the author of “How to Work in Denmark”, “How to Live in Denmark”, and “Working with Danes: Tips for Americans.” She has worked on staff at Danske Bank, Carlsberg, and Saxo Bank, and currently travels around Denmark helping internationals fit into the Danish workplace.
Please note that the names and e-mail addresses of all participants registered for this event will be passed on to the instructor, course provider and conference venue for the purpose of organising the event. We do not share your information with the other course participants.
Kay Xander Mellish