Saturday, 23 April 2016

T = Teamkänsla in Swedish and Teamfeeling in Ensglish

When people from other countries come and live in Sweden,t hey  often comments on those same things.
One of them is that: the Swedes are team player.
This is something that you learn from birth.
"Wait  for your turn, it's not important to be the best, but you have DO as best you can.
It is enough,"
In sports, it is often the child's level ... to have fun.
You do not need to be the best, but do your utmost, that your team is the best.

(If you're wondering if this is fake it's not.  YES, this is our former prime minister who "was casted" on this sketch.)

The Swedish workplace culture is based on a balance of team-playing and individual responsibility. As in much of Swedish society, strict hierarchy is largely absent, with everyone’s role in the group seen as important. Managers often invite feedback from employees. Consensus is central to decision-making, and you may find yourself booked into more meetings than you’re used to. Swedes like to discuss scenarios from many angles and come to a group-wide agreement before taking a new course of action.
This type of structure is based on everyone showing mutual respect and taking responsibility for their tasks. This includes always being on time...

It is considered important to have a balance between your work and personal life. This is driven by the Swedish philosophy that happy, healthy employees are the most productive and efficient – the idea that you’ll do a better job and feel more motivated if you are valued as a person.

Swedes are listening people. "Lyhördhet" is a wonderful word and there is no substitute in English language. To have the ability to listen, analyse and show empathy, I think is appreciated by other cultures.
"The chain is no stronger than its weakest link."
This is  doctrine of the Swedes working life.

Welcome to Sweden !