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Denmark and the USA, Stories about life in Denmark, Working in Denmark: Danish Business Culture

Working with Danes: Tips for Americans – Get the book!

Working with Danes: Tips for Americans, Kay Xander Mellish’s new book, is now available in eBook form.

The print book will be published in October 2020.

Denmark is a great place to do business. Infrastructure is superb, corruption minimal, and the Danes sincerely enjoy a good business deal.

Yet when Americans arrive with their burning ambition and enthusiasm, they sometimes experience tensions with the modest, calm, practical Danes.

This book is a companion volume to last year’s popular book, Working with Americans: Tips for Danes.

Working with Danes: Tips for Americans covers aspects like:

  • How to manage the anti-authoritarian Danes and build consensus
  • Why your Danish colleagues may undersell their products or skills
  • What times of year you should avoid for campaigns and launches
  • Why giving too much positive feedback can be a turnoff for Danes
  • How transparency and trust is key to negotiating in Denmark
  • Why you should never say “let’s have lunch” unless you mean it

The book also includes tips on dining, driving, and diversity in Denmark, plus tips on what to wear, how to give gifts, and why someone might put a Danish flag on your desk on your birthday.

It also includes a short section with ideas for how to prepare for long-term stays in Denmark.

For the moment, the eBook is available exclusively on Amazon.

Visit our Books about Denmark page for information about all our books, including How to Work in Denmark: Tips for finding a job, succeeding at work, and understanding your Danish boss; How to Live in Denmark: An entertaining guide for foreigners and their Danish friends; and Top 35 Mistakes Danes Make in English.

Check out our books! The Working With Americans: Tips for Danes and the Working with Danes: Tips for Americans books are a great way to understand your customers, colleagues, or counterparts on the other side of the ocean a little bit better.

Buy either book separately, or choose our fun flip book with “Working with Americans” on one side and “Working with Danes” on the other – after all, isn’t it interesting to find out what’s being said about your own country and culture?

Vist our webshop for links to buy from Amazon, iTunes, Google Play or Saxo.com, or contact Kay directly if you’d like to buy in bulk and get a special price.

You can also book an in-person or virtual Working With Americans event with Kay for your school, company, or professional organization in Denmark or the USA.

Show your Danish and American team spirit with our “Working with Danes/Working with Americans” logo merchandise. You can purchase T-shirts or hoodies in a variety of colors and sizes via Spreadshirt, which will send them anywhere in Europe or the US. If you’re planning a cross-cultural event, consider a package for team members that includes a T-shirt, paperback book, and audio book. Bulk pricing available – contact Kay directly to learn more.

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