From SPAIN about SWEDEN
“in Sweden you have the feedback of your boss but also as an employee you have to give the feedback to your boss. They try to treat you in the same way even though they are the boss. They consider the needs of their team more than in Spain”
From FRANCE about The USA
“I highly prefer the American way which is based on trust and conviviality . The hierarchy exists but it is not shown. You can work in a confident way”
From SWITZERLAND about FRANCE / GERMANY
“Differences in work schedule too: French people show off spending long hours at work, in Germany it’s seen as inefficient to stay too long. It’s also visible in the law: in Germany they are really strict with the working time, and you shouldn’t do too many extra hours (sanctions).”
From ITALY about SWEDEN
"I was in Sweden when I received an outlook invitation with the Subject FIKA on it. I than thought it was part of my training and went to the meeting room with my laptop and notebook. When I got there, everyone was chatting eating cake and drinking coffee. It was basically the “weekly FIKA meeting” where people bring handmade cakes and share time together.