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For Danes, the rules of the Danish workplace are obvious, and may even seem self-explanatory. But when internationals are added to the employee mix, they may run up against unwritten standards and unspoken expectations. Why is it so important to take a break and eat cake with the rest of your team? Why do Danish bosses introduce themselves by their first name only and avoid using their job titles? How can you celebrate success on the job without breaking ‘Janteloven’?
“How To Work in Denmark” by Kay Xander Mellish is a presentation that helps Danes and internationals understand each other’s motivations and working styles.
Kay Xander Mellish is an American who has lived in Denmark for more than a decade. Educated as a journalist at New York University and a one-time reporter for Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal and the South China Morning Post, Kay has been on staff at large Danish companies like Danske Bank, Carlsberg, and Saxo Bank. She’s open about the challenges she faced as she adapted to the Danish workplace – and she can help both Danes and internationals discuss and confront their expectations so they can work better together.
Kay Xander Mellish’s “How to Work in Denmark” presentations are based on her book “How to Work in Denmark: Tips for Finding a Job, Succeeding at Work, and Understanding your Danish Boss” and her long-running “How to Live in Denmark” podcast series, available on Spotify and iTunes.
The unwritten rules of Danish working culture
Danish working culture can be tricky for outsiders to figure out. Why is it so important to take a break and eat cake with the rest of your team? Why do Danish bosses introduce themselves by their first name only and avoid using their job titles? How can you celebrate success on the job without breaking ‘Janteloven’? And what about Danish humor? Join Kay Xander Mellish, author of the book “How to Work in Denmark” and the voice behind the “How to Live in Denmark podcast” for an entertaining and informative presentation that will help you understand your Danish co-workers just a little bit better.
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