Denmark

Business Entertaining in Denmark

Business entertaining is less important in Denmark than in those cultures which put personal relationship-building very firmly at the top of their list of priorities.

However, if you are invited out for a business meal (usually lunch), ensure that you do not discuss business unless your host brings up the subject first. On the whole, meals are reserved for non-work related topics.

When eating a meal, it is best to try to finish the food on your plate. It is not customary (as in many Eastern cultures) to leave some food to show that you have been given enough to eat.
Although it would be unusual to be offered alcohol at a lunchtime meeting, alcohol would definitely be introduced over dinner. The drinking of alcohol is often accompanied by a series of toasts. These simply involve lifting your glass, looking at the person you are toasting in the eye and then lifting the glass again in honour of him or her.

Service charges are automatically added to restaurant bills in Denmark, so no further tipping is really required. Tipping for outstanding service is a matter of personal choice, but is not expected.

 

Author

This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture.  Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Australia only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.


Author

This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture

Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Denmark only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.

Country Breakdown

5.7

Million

Population

kr

Danish Krone

Currency

$ 305

Billion

GDP

2.211

Million

km2

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