Dress tends towards smart-casual in Norway. People are expected to be neat, tidy and well-groomed.
However, much less emphasis is placed upon what people wear than on how professional and efficient they are. Do not dress in an overtly ostentatious way or wear too much flashy, expensive jewellery as this would be contrary to just about every Jante Law. As with the men, ladies tend towards smart casual with trousers much in evidence – especially in the colder months.
If travelling in winter be sure to be appropriately and warmly dressed. It is best to wear a number of layers as, whilst cold outside, offices can be very warm indeed. Always take a good pair of gloves and a hat in the winter.
Written and Produced by Keith Warburton
This country profile has been produced to give a short overview of some of the key concepts to bear in mind when doing business with contacts in Norway. It is intended to be an aid to business people who have commercial dealings with counterparties in the country but should not be seen as an exhaustive guide to this topic or as a substitute for more substantial research should there be a need.
With this in mind, we have covered the areas which are key to a better understanding of the cultural mindset underpinning business dealings in Norway and which are, quite often, extremely different from the approach and thought processes associated with business in other parts of the world.
Therefore this briefing note is broken into short, bite-sized sections on the following topics: