What is this course about?

Are you a newcomer in Sweden? Or have you been here for a long time but still looking for a job? Have you sent in multiple applications but have not even heard from half of them. Did you know that in most cases the reason is probably culture? With this course, we aim to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the Swedish work culture. The smallest codes and behaviours which can make or break it for you; workplace traditions which you should know and most of all, the leadership and teamwork that makes a Swedish work environment unique. The course has previously been conducted offline with partners such as Helsingborgs Stad, IDEON Science Park and Lund University.

Here's what people are saying about this course?

Eva Kalavarasi

This course was a very positive experience for me. It helped me a lot.

Olena Ushanova

The interface of the course is intuitive and simple, in a "just right, just enough" way.

Carmen Seco Pérez

It went beyond my expectations. The videos were really simple but had many insights, and the extra material was very useful to get an overview of the Swedish working culture. Thank you for such great overview of a very complex matter!

Maria Prokopenko

Overall this course was very helpful and insightful even for a person who has spent some years in Sweden and tried to learn culture and mentality by themselves. Thank you for this opportunity!

How will this course help you?

  • Understanding the Swedish mindset, cultural codes and norms

  • Gaining Swedish social and professional competence

  • Adapting Your personal letter and job interviews to accommodate Swedish concepts

  • Sustaining and thriving at your new job in Sweden

Who is this course for?

  • Trailing spouses/partners

    Have you moved to Sweden with your already employed partner or planning to move? Are you wondering how long it could possibly take for you to get employed?

  • Employed but unfamiliar

    Have you already found a job in Sweden but would like to be familiar with the work culture before you join? This course will make your first days much easier!

  • Newcomers and expat residents

    Have you been living in Sweden for a while? Did you come here to study and are now looking for a job? Then you're in the right place!

  • The curious ones

    Are you just curious and interested in learning more about Swedish work culture? Are you planning to move or want to relocate to Sweden? Join our course!

What will you learn?

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to The Course

    • Welcome Message

    • Before we begin...

    • Student Walkthrough

  • 2

    1. The Swedish Core Values

    • 1.1 Overview of the Swedish Core Values

    • 1.2 Core Values Explained

    • 1.3 The Importance of Core Values

    • 1.4 Top Swedish Core Values

    • 1.5 Finding the Core Values

    • 1.6 Worksheet: Core Values Matter

    • 1.7 Quiz: The Swedish Core Values

    • 1.8 Learning Resources

  • 3

    2. Swedish Social Concepts

    • 2.1 Overview of The Swedish Social Concepts

    • 2.2 The Pillars of the Swedish Work Culture

    • 2.3 Trust

    • 2.4 Trust in the Workplace

    • 2.5 Time Perception

    • 2.6 Law of Jante

    • 2.7 Lagom

    • 2.8 Equality and Lagom

    • 2.9 Impact on Work Culture

    • 2.10 Quiz: Swedish Social Concepts

    • 2.11 Learning Resources

  • 4

    3. The Swedish Leadership

    • 3.1 Overview of Swedish Leadership

    • 3.2 The Lagom Leadership Style

    • 3.3 Decision-Making

    • 3.4 Feedback and Criticism

    • 3.5 Working with a Swedish Leader

    • 3.6 Lead the Way - H&M

    • 3.7 Worksheet: The Swedish Leadership

    • 3.8 Quiz: The Swedish Leadership

    • 3.9 Learning Resources

  • 5

    4. Colleagues

    • 4.1 Overview of Colleagues

    • 4.2 Competition and Excellence

    • 4.3 Planning and taking time

    • 4.4 Quiz: Colleagues

    • 4.5 Learning Resources

  • 6

    5. Communication

    • 5.1 Overview

    • 5.2 Conversation Etiquettes

    • 5.3 Meeting and Efficiency

    • 5.4 Negotiations, Deadlines and Agreements

    • 5.5 Expressing your Opinion

    • 5.6 Worksheet: Communication

    • 5.7 Quiz: Communication

    • 5.8 Learning Resources

  • 7

    6. Adaptation

    • 6.1 Overview of Adaptation

    • 6.2 Resist, Adapt or Assimilate

    • 6.3 Case Study: The Handshake

    • 6.4 Stages of Culture Shock

    • 6.5 Culture Shock Symptoms

    • 6.6 Tips and Advice to reduce culture shock

    • 6.7 Work-Life Balance

    • 6.8 Worksheet: Work.Life Balance

    • 6.9 Quiz: Adaptation

    • 6.10 Learning Resources

  • 8

    7. Unwritten Codes and Norms

    • Overview of Unwritten Codes and Norms

    • 7.2 Unwritten Codes I - Greetings and communication

    • 7.3 Unwritten codes II - Socializing at work

    • 7.4 Unwritten Codes III - Miscellaneous

    • 7.6 Quiz: Unwritten Codes

    • 7.7 Learning Resources

  • 9

    Next Step

    • Congrats!

    • Learning Resources for Jobseekers

    • Before you go...

Our Reviews

5 star rating

Great Course to Understand the Work Culture in Sweden

Gozde Isik Andrikopoulos

I am very happy that I followed the course. This course explains Swedish Work Culture with good examples while it doesn't take so long and bore you. Althoug...

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I am very happy that I followed the course. This course explains Swedish Work Culture with good examples while it doesn't take so long and bore you. Although some concepts can be familiar already with some, the course includes and discusses them in more depth and support it with extra optinal material, so it gets even clearer.

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5 star rating

It's direct and very specific.

Maria de Lourdes Mendez

Good materials and suficient. Congrats to the content creators!

Good materials and suficient. Congrats to the content creators!

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5 star rating

This course was a very positive experience for me. It hel...

Eva Kalavarasi

The course covered my expectations because many topics are covered and explain in a simple way.

The course covered my expectations because many topics are covered and explain in a simple way.

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5 star rating

Magnificent course

Hajar Mekamy

I highly recommend this course if you are interested in knowing more about the common core values of Swedish companies in addition to norms and rules in the ...

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I highly recommend this course if you are interested in knowing more about the common core values of Swedish companies in addition to norms and rules in the Swedish society and the adaptation process. I have learned so much through videos, texts, and real examples of how to cope in the best way through different episodes which can happen not just in the workplace but in your daily life!

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100% Money back guarantee*

*We want you to know that your purchase is 100% risk-free. If for any reason you decide you do not want to continue with the course and would like a refund, simply contact us within a week of payment and we will promptly refund 100% of your money. In order to qualify for a refund, the course must not have had more than the first 3 chapters viewed and more than 7 days should not have passed. 

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