I forgot to post this link last week.
I was doing some online research into the subject of Swedish management styles and I found a lot of interesting articles written at around the time of Sven Goran Eriksson taking the England job.
The Swedish Way looks at our impressions of them and theirs of us..this quote from the Daily Mail made me laugh
“We’ve sold our birthright down the fjord to a nation of seven million skiers and hammer throwers who spend half their life in the dark,” said the Daily Mail.
Then there is this article which looks at the differences in Swedish management style to other countries. ‘Swedish Style Extends to the Boardroom’ highlights the fact that there is far more consensual management in Sweden than in other countries. This is good and democratic but there are of course reasons to be wary, it does involve putting a lot of trust in the workforce, I am not entirely sure how that is policed or monitored but I am sure the Swedes have a way.
Todays Swedish word of the Day is lagom -which cant be translated. Its very Swedish and as the article above says permeates Swedish society.