Swedes and Week numbers

Source: "The Swedish Toolkit"


Swedes love meetings

They even have meetings to plan other meetings

Meetings start exactly when they are supposed to

And finish exactly when they are supposed to finish

Meetings will stop exactly on time

Even if the work is not finished

Swedes would rather schedule a new meeting

Instead of extending the time of the meeting while everyone is there

Swedes have tight schedules

Most need to go somewhere else straight after a meeting

Your Swedish colleagues may suggest a week number first

Get used to week numbers

They are often used instead of actual dates

When the meeting is over

Everyone leaves

Right away



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

By Julien S. Bourrelle

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