Managing Cultural Diversity

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Introduction………………………………………………………………………....………….2

I. Analysis and explanation of cultural differences…………………………………………….3

A. Analysis……………………………………………………………………………..3

B. Explanations and Norwegian point of view………………………………………5

II. Implications and practical recommendations……………………………………………….8

A. Key figures of Norway……………………………………………………………...8

B. Guide for expatriate…………………………………………………………………8

Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………12

Annexes……………………………………………………………………………………….13

Introduction

Norway was in the center of all the attentions few months ago with the Utoya island drama. A really irrelevant advertising and definitely not really pleasant for a country usually discreet in the international scene. An event which led us to wonder if Norway is eventually the country that we seem know.

Indeed like its Scandinavia sisters, Norway is seen by our imagination as a peacefully place, outside all current burning issues of our contemporary world. For example the fact that it has never accepted to enter into the European Union has been underlined by many European opponents. Indeed they use this case to explain that a European country has not to accept blindly the EU and moreover wants to put in relief all the drawbacks of the monetary Union.

But even in the back of the world scene Norway offers many job opportunities and a really peaceful lifestyle. That’s why some foreigners decide to move in this country in spite of some drawbacks for a non native as the principal one; the climate. But as says a common Norwegian expression: “there are no bad weather, only bad clothes”. In fact all is question of adaptation and implication. Of course it’s taken for granted that there are some peoples more welcoming than other and it’s not totally wrong, but the success of a good integration in a new society dwells in all the efforts implemented to improve the knowledge of the specifications of a new culture linked at a new country.

That’s why we will try to...