Tip 11
Meetings can be long and are certainly plentiful - due in no large measure to the consensus-seeking process.
Tip 12
Debate is often very direct and this is seen as a positive style of communication. Overly diplomatic or coded-language will be viewed with suspicion
Tip 13
Danes make good team players - so long as they understand and approve of the team 'rules'.
Tip 14
Communication across functional lines tends to be very open and leads to an expectation of being kept constantly 'in the loop'. To be suddenly denied access to information would cause concern.
Tip 15
Levels of foreign language speaking are very high with many people speaking two or three non-native languages.
Tip 16
Humour is an oft-used communication tool in Denmark and is seen as one of the key tools in creating a feeling of hygge (cosiness or snugness).
Tip 17
Body language can be somewhat limited which makes the interpretation of responses difficult for people from more expressive cultures.
Tip 18
A high percentage of women work in Denmark and many more reach the highest levels of organisations than in many other countries.
Tip 19
Danes tend to work contractual hours and make a strong separation between work and private life. This can sometimes be frustrating for people from cultures with a more flexible approach to working hours.
Tip 20
Dress codes tend to be reasonably informal in Denmark although this can vary across industrial sectors.