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.
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 Norway only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.
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