Working with Swedes

Working with Swedes

A rich and complex business culture that requires good knowledge or values, customs and behaviour to make a success of your project


Understand Swedish culture and adapt your behaviour to develop lasting relationships and succeed in your professional projects.


1 day – 7 hours, face to face or by video conferencing.


2 – 14 participants


Participants should preferably have some work experience with, and exposure to, multicultural environments. Proficiency level required (TOEIC 750) for the course in English.

Course language

English or French

Course certificate

Certificate of course completion

Participant Profile

This “Working with Swedes” program is designed for any manager in charge of business development with Swedish customers, suppliers and /or colleagues.


Become aware of your cultural footprint and its similarities and differences with Swedish professional culture and values

Understand the dynamics of culture in the behavior of Swedes and avoid misunderstandings related to cultural differences

Develop communication strategies to work more effectively Swedish partners

Be able to conduct meetings and negotiations with Swedes


Before the seminar:

Each participant will carry out a personal cultural assessment with the online tool Meter Personal Culture Profile™. This tool will enable each participant to understand her/his personal values and cultural preferences and compare them to a standardized Swedish professional profile.

During the seminar:

Our training is very participatory and experiential. Our approach includes alternating between theory and practice, simulations, and group activities. A variety of case studies and group interaction are programmed into this training course. Our objective is to engage learners mentally, emotionally and behaviorally, aligning them to the complexities and richness of intercultural exchanges with the Swedes.

Some possible key topics

Key dates in Swedish history, description of Swedish society, and civic values

Economy & business in Sweden, Scandinavia and the world: SMIs to Multi-nationals

Swedish professional values ​​and their dynamics at work

Communication with Swedes at work: interpersonal, feedback and written

Meetings and presentations in Sweden

Negotiating in Sweden

Manager and subordinate relationships

Swedish value: family and work life balance

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