A typical Swedish workday

Source: "The Swedish Toolkit"

A typical Swedish workday 

Most employees arrive at work any time between 7 and 9 am

Some choose to start the day early

Some go training before work

Some bring their kids to the kindergarten

Normally, if you are at work by 9am, everything should be fine

This flexibility is fantastic for family life

And for people who have different routines

But Swedes are not flexible when it comes to other aspects of work life

Meetings and breaks for example

You are supposed to arrive just on time

And when the meeting is done

Everyone leaves

Even if you are in the middle of a discussion 

Or the conclusion is not made




"The Swedes" and "Working with Swedes" present many of the unknown social rules in Sweden

By Julien S. Bourrelle

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