Relocation Blog

Trust and Integrity in Sweden

Posted by staff alexander on Jun 6, 2017 2:03:00 PM

An author recently wrote that Sweden is a country where people are intensely preoccupied with learning NOT to trust one another. I can only agree, since the first time I heard the word Mängelliste from an Austrian transferee I've come a long way. For years I tried to say that a handshake is enough and answering questions on "Can we be sure?" with "Yes, of course he said so". To most nationals that isn't good enough so we have adapted, but in my heart a handshake is still a handshake and in most situations I still trust someone’s word. That being said I can sniff out a lier very quickly - so we simply don't get to the actual handshake. This is a skill you need when you live by the trust morale.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, HR

Essentials to know about Sweden!

Posted by staff alexander on May 30, 2017 5:26:00 PM

Fika – every workplace will come to a standstill twice a day. 10:15-10:30 and 3 to 3:15 is the mandatory coffee gathering. Swedes drink more coffee than everyone but the Finns. If you go to a meeting you MUST say yes please to coffee even if you are a tea drinker… if not you will be regarded with suspicion. It’s part of the protocol.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, HR

The Vasa museum

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 14, 2015 2:08:27 PM

Join a guided tour around the ship and learn about Vasa's history - the king, the construction, the maiden voyage, the sinking, the salvage, the preservation, and much more.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, Things to do in Sweden

Majblomman – The Swedish Mayflower

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 14, 2015 1:53:15 PM

Soon you will begin to see children selling little flowers around town. This is a Swedish culture tradition which began in Göteborg 1907 with the goal of helping those afflicted with tuberculosis. Today the proceeds go toward combating the effects of childhood poverty. Donations are made to schools and organizations as well as directly to individual children in need.

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Topics: Swedish Culture

The Police Museum’s new exhibition 24 April

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 14, 2015 1:47:33 PM

The Police Museum, located at Museivägen 7 on Djurgården, has a new exihibition dedicated to one of the most groundbreaking developments for the Swedish crime control – namely, the police car. Introduced in the 1940, the police officers transitioned from horseback riding and patrolling by foot to chasing the bad guys by car. It is sure to be an exciting display of the development of one of Sweden’s most honorable professions.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, Things to do in Sweden

Celebrate the coming of spring in Sweden!

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 14, 2015 1:45:55 PM

Walpurgis Eve, or Valborgsmässoafton, is on Thursday, April 30th!

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Topics: Swedish Culture

Stockholm Culture Night

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 14, 2015 1:42:14 PM

On 25th of April Stockholm Culture Night rolls out the purple carpet and culturists throughout the city stand united offering a buffet of art, music and dance to celebrate Stockholm's cultural diversity.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, Things to do in Sweden

 Looking for a bit of ancient history?

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 14, 2015 1:26:37 PM

Millesgården has an exhibit about Pompeii going on until May 18th.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, Things to do in Sweden

2 ideas for families, one practical and one fun. 15:e

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 14, 2015 1:22:51 PM

Soon summer and hikes in the Archipelago! Watch out for ticks.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, Things to do in Sweden

Stockholm Art Week

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 14, 2015 1:19:51 PM

Don’t miss Stockholm Art Week which will be held through 14-19 April 2015. The art week includes:

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Topics: Swedish Culture, Things to do in Sweden