Finnish working culture
Finnish working culture(1/4)     The Finnish working culture is based on equality     Highly valued terms:1.    Diligence2...
Finnish working culture(2/4)The majority of employment contracts arepermanent, although short-term contracts are becomingi...
Finnish working culture(3/4)NOTICE! Regular working hours are eighthours per day and forty hours per week, withtwo days le...
Finnish working culture(4/4)Finland is a bilingual country (Finnish and Swedish)Knowledge of at least the basics of the Fi...
Finnish working culture/Conclusions(1/2)    Finns endeavor to make sensible use of their time    They follow timetables an...
Finnish working culture/Conclusions(2/2)  The Finnish way of thinking and working is very  consistent  In Finnish society ...
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Finnish working culture

  1. 1. Finnish working culture
  2. 2. Finnish working culture(1/4) The Finnish working culture is based on equality Highly valued terms:1. Diligence2. Individuality3. Agreed schedules4. Initiative
  3. 3. Finnish working culture(2/4)The majority of employment contracts arepermanent, although short-term contracts are becomingincreasingly commonThe share of part-time work remains less in Finland thanin other parts of EuropeProvisions of family leave and child day care supportenables women to actively participate in working lifeand to enter into full-time employment
  4. 4. Finnish working culture(3/4)NOTICE! Regular working hours are eighthours per day and forty hours per week, withtwo days leave per calendar month worked
  5. 5. Finnish working culture(4/4)Finland is a bilingual country (Finnish and Swedish)Knowledge of at least the basics of the Finnish language isrequired in practice at all workplacesEnglish is often the corporate language of the largestorganisationsThe language level requirements are determined by theemployer
  6. 6. Finnish working culture/Conclusions(1/2) Finns endeavor to make sensible use of their time They follow timetables and other plans faithfully and expect the same from others Finns are careful and gather background information in advance, but they make decisions quickly Power and responsibility are flexibly distributed
  7. 7. Finnish working culture/Conclusions(2/2) The Finnish way of thinking and working is very consistent In Finnish society all are treated equally Power distances are low, the use of first names universal, and men and women equal There is a desire to solve conflicts by negotiation, seeking a result that is the best possible for all parties
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