Norway is very non-hierarchical in its approach to business structure. Norway’s business culture is quite informal, and follows the egalitarian principles. There are equal opportunities in the workplace, and many women occupy senior business positions. Hand in hand with this egalitarian approach goes an openness of communication and freedom of information. Managers are expected to act more as coaches and facilitators that as paternalistic, authoritarian figures.

The Basics of Norwegian Business Culture

How the Norwegian culture and behaviour is perceived in business settings

Following up business contacts

Business lunches and dinners

Small talk with Norwegians

Hellos and goodbyes

Business meetings and negotiations