Wondering how Norwegian will act in a business setting? Take a look at these pointers from Invest In Norway.  Invest in Norway, the official Norwegian investment agency, has attempted to summarize some key elements of the Norwegian business culture: Flat structures and little hierarchy Quick and informal communication Focus on cooperation Trust among people Empowered employees […]

Want to know how Norwegians are percived in a business setting? In an informative video, INTSOK’s local Oil & Gas Advisors provide expert advice on their culture and how Norwegians are percieved in their respective countries. The video gives pointers for business conduct, areas of improvement and a broad view of how Norwegians are percieved. […]

Lunch in Norway is a simpler affair than in many other countries. It usually consists of open-faced sandwiches — often home-made — eaten with coffee or tea during a half-hour break taken sometime between 11.30 am and 1 pm. The Continental custom of enjoying a warm meal at midday is becoming more widespread, but is […]

Norwegians are not accustomed to engaging in small talk and are usually very goal-oriented in their discussions. They prefer to get down to business right away instead of using time to chat.  However, those who do enjoy small talk – and even those who don’t – tend to warm up to certain topics. Talking about […]

Norwegians usually greet and take their leave of one another with a firm handshake – the firmer the better. There are few formal rules for greeting and no great importance is attached to greeting in order of rank, gender, etc. It is important to note, however, that Norwegians are used to introducing themselves to one […]