Business Culture Foundation Course: Making sense of Sweden

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

DATE OF COURSE: 8 March, 2019

LOCATION: Central London venue

Agenda:

Session 1: LEADERSHIP
How to manage as a Swede in a UK team and how to work with Swedish management teams. Including management approaches, workplace behaviours and how to create a winning team of individuals. Workplace behaviour: what is acceptable, expected etc.
Session 2: SALES AND CUSTOMER
Negotiation skills, marketplace & opportunity. 
Session 3: LEGAL 
An introduction to Swedish employment Law: understanding the framework of what employers in the Sweden can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work. Contracts and basic commercial law: being aware of and understand the risks in entering into contracts.
Session 4: COMMUNICATIONS 
Internal and external communications differences and personal branding.
Session 5: THE CULTURAL 
How do Swedes view the English: stereotypes, misconceptions, expectations.

 

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