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Denmark: A best place to work in the world

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Denmark may be the birthplace of the Lego tower, but its workplace hierarchy is the flattest in the world.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018, the nation tops an index measuring “willingness to delegate authority” at work, beating 139 other countries.

This will come as no surprise to foreign workers who can find the country's egalitarian approach a culture shock."People relate to one another as equals regardless of job titles and formal positions," notes the University of Southern Denmark in an article explaining the country's working culture."Many workplaces have what resembles a flat management hierarchy, which means it is more than normal to take up issues directly with the CEO. It is allowed to contradict or criticize managers."https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/denmark-has-the-flattest-work-hierarchy-in-the-world?utm_source=Facebook%20Videos&utm_medium=Facebook%20Videos&utm_campaign=Facebook%20Video%20Blogs
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Flat management hierarchy has its advantages and disadvantages just like any other management style. The flat organization supervises employees less while promoting their increased involvement in the decision-making process which is good for some but not for everybody.
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What do you think?
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Typical Danish lifestyle: work 5 days a week, get insanely drunk, get laid, go to supermarket, go to restaurant, repeat. :D They are like robots.
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The flipside? It can be very difficult to get decisions made in Denmark as everyone think they have the right and obligation to disagree with everything. So strong managers are needed to ensure they give employees the space to participate but still know when to make decisions... which is sometimes frowned upon.
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Every country and system is unique. One has to understand that uniqueness and develops the most competitive ecosystem possible.
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Let us not forget that the entire lovely little country has fewer inhabitants than LA County!
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If Denmark is so good why is it not the economic powerhouse of the world? Or of Europe?
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It’s cold frigid and almost humorless ...whole nation and society is on 24 hours clockwork....don’t think it works for rest of us.
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Not in my experience. First time ever any boss tried to fire me was in Denmark
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