Working With Norwegians

Typical Norwegian Workday

After spending enough time in Norway you might start to feel like time moves just a little slower here.

Everyone and everything from planes to trains are on time, almost exactly on time in fact.

Work is always delivered on time or as agreed upon.

To not follow through on your word can cause you to lose trust in Norway.

However, everything else just seems to take a little bit longer. The pace is noticeably subdued, and that’s exactly how Norwegians like it.

To rush something or haphazardly finish work is not the norm. To take an unnecessary shortcut to speed things up doesn’t really happen here. Things get done when they get done. This doesn’t help much when trying to do business deals with Norwegians. I soon learned how to operate on a whole new time scale:

Norwegian time.