Danish Business Etiquette, political structure, and socal classes
Denmark is a constitutional monarchy. Their political system is a multi-party structure, where several parties can be represented in Parliament at any one time. Danish governments are often characterised by minority administrations, aided with the help of one or more supporting parties. This means that Danish politics is based on consensus politics. In addition, since 1909, no single party has had the majority in Parliament. To help counteract the recession, 70% of Danish income-earners will only be taxed at 42%. The government hopes that this will increase the labor supply by almost 20,000 new jobs. In addition, this tax reform will be accompanied by many other initiatives to kickstart the company out of the recession. In Denmark, there are five social classes, which are divided according to level of education and occupation.
Business culture is very important in Danish society. They pride themselves on their many characteristics of business culture. For example, before the meeting has begun, you are supposed to have set an agenda and to try to not stray from that during the meeting. Business decisions are made only after everyone has been consulted. It is thought to be rude if you do not look someone in the eye when speaking to them. Finally, Danish business people do not enjoy engaging in small talk-they have a purpose for meeting and would rather get to business quickly