Business Culture Foundation Course: Making sense of Sweden

The SCC Business Culture Foundation Course will give insight into the Swedish business culture and provide attendees with the tools necessary to understand and excel in their Swedish workplace environment.

This half-day foundation course will prepare attendees for their career in a Swedish company and enable them to discover ways of working more efficiently within the management structure. The course will cover cultural nuances in leadership and management approaches, how to safely navigate the differences in workplace behaviours, as well as exploring differences in negotiation practices, sales techniques and communications. Attendees will also get an introduction to the differences within Employment, Commercial and Tax law and be given a crash course into Swedish culture and the Swedish perception of the UK.

This course is for British or International professionals who have recently taken on (or are about to take on) a position in a Swedish company here in the UK, and/or for those further on in their career who want to improve their interaction with head office in Sweden.

 

AGENDA

SESSION 1: THE CULTURAL
Speaker: Benjamin Webb, Deliberate PR, Tania Tandon, TandonHildebrand, Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, Katapult Partners
How do Swedes view the English? Benjamin Webb, Tania Tandon and Elisabet Vinberg Hern give examples of typical perceptions of the respective cultures, business history, language and translation.

SESSION 2: LEADERSHIP
Speaker: Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, Katapult Partners
How to manage as a Swede in a UK team and how to work with Swedish management teams. Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, CEO of Katapult Partners, leads this interactive workshop including topics like management approaches and leadership styles, workplace behaviours and how to create a winning team of individuals.

SESSION 3: SALES AND THE CUSTOMER
Speaker: Robert Gladh, Katapult Partners
An interactive workshop on negotiation skills, including influencing differences, effective negotiation across cultures, marketplace and opportunity, networking, as well as key stake holder differences.

SESSION 4: LEGAL 
Speakers: Tania Tandon, Richard Hildebrand, TandonHildebrand, Helena Whitmore, SEB
An introduction to Swedish employment Law and understanding the framework of what employers in Sweden can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work. The session also covers contracts and basic commercial law: being aware of and understand the risks in entering into contracts.

SESSION 5: COMMUNICATIONS 
Speakers: Benjamin Webb, Deliberate PR, Sofia Bressler, Fika Communications
Benjamin Webb, Managing Director of Deliberate PR, and Sofia Bressler, Digital Storyteller and Founder of Fika Communications, discuss Internal and external communications differences and personal branding.

SESSION 6: THE PRACTICAL
Panel: Ranj Begley, Managing Director Readly UK, Mikael Angesjö, UK Managing Director Casall Sportswear, Åsa Hillsten, Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Catena Media.
The tools I wish I had had earlier to excel In the Swedish workplace environment.

PARTICIPATION FEES

SCC Member, YP Member: £179 Inc. VAT
Non-Member: £358 Inc. VAT
Group package rates available

ORGANISERS

Course Director: Tania Tandon
Course Coordinator: Anna Ericsson

 

If you have any questions regarding the Business Culture Foundation Course, please do not hesitate to contact us at ericsson@scc.org.uk or 020 7224 8001