Living in Norway is appealing to foreigners, according to an organisation that describes itself as specialising in ‘intercultural relationships and strategies’.
Bjørn Christian Nørbech from company Kulturtolk (“cultural interpreter”) believes this is because “Norwegian working life has such a flat structure and visible leaders, from the Royal Family and Prime Minister down,” he said to NRK, “there’s no doubt about that it appears as alluring to foreigners.”
Companies like the international KPMG hire many foreign workers. According to Director of Human Resources Vivi Kristensen, a lot of them who come to work for the company in Norway wish to stay, whereas fewer Norwegians working for KPMG look to travel abroad.
Despite the good lifestyle and more open leadership structure Mr Nørbech says, “We are proud of our openness, as we demonstrated following the 22 July terror attacks. “Nevertheless, roundness in working life and accessible bosses are not the same as transparency."
"Norwegians still appear as relatively close people at the interpersonal level. We hardly greet people we meet on our way. We still have some way to go here.”