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Anybody here Swedish who can shed some light on differences between Swedish and American work culture? Or something that Swedish people commonly find difficult/annoying about working with Americans?

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And ABBA is from there. So you need to learn how to sing their greatest hits

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There's a show on Hulu called Welcome to Sweden! 😆

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Had an engagement there last year. Loved it. The Swedes are very direct and like to get to the point quickly. Overall, the team I worked with was very efficient during working hours so that they could leave on time and enjoy life outside of work. I was told by a client that it can be frustrating to work with Americans and Brits because they like to use 10 times more words than necessary to make the point.

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Must use ikea furniture. And wear h&m. And complain about losing the women's soccer gold to Germany.

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Don't work at a restaurant there. I saw this one show with a Swedish Chef...

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Also, they are not all blonde. A manager made a comment about that and the ladies on the team were not too happy and didn't let him forget he said it for the entire project. 😂

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They don't believe in hierarchies. Everyone should be treated equally . Their companies are much more flat.

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I am from a Nordic country, and generally agree that organizations generally lack a well defined hierarchy. Also, free time is highly valued and most companies grind to a halt in the month of July.

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They speak fluent English and can switch between without hesitation

C1: Done! Haha

Thanks P1! I'll make a note to try not to be my usual chatty self 🙁

Oh! Come to think of it, all the people I've met so far have been blond(e)! I never noticed!

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