The Danish Work Culture
Work-life balance is a term that can describe working conditions in Denmark, where it is possible to enjoy both work life and family life in a balanced way.
In Denmark, collective agreements ensure you benefit from a safe workplace, fair wages, pay during sickness, terms of notice, flexible hours and much more.
Some areas of work conditions are also regulated by law: holidays, equal opportunities, health, and safety.
The official working week in Denmark is 37 hours, making it one of the shortest in Europe.
As a result, employees in Denmark can spend more time on leisure activities and family life.
In Denmark, it is normal that both partners are working, and that women have great career opportunities.
With good childcare options, where children can be enrolled in a daycare option before they start primary school, women can easily pursue good job opportunities. With the advantage of a great work-life balance, it is easy to enjoy family life while both partners are working.
A good team worker
Work culture in the typical Danish workplace is based on teamwork and knowledge sharing, where the distance between senior and junior employees is generally quite small.
Employees are encouraged to actively participate and voice their opinions in the workplace, regardless of position.
It is expected that employees take the initiative, and the competence of being a good team worker is more important than professional skills.
At work, the Danes, compared to other countries, are very informal in speech and interactions. The Danes are highly motivated, mostly enjoy their work life, and are committed employees.