Task 2: Culture Smart!
For Task 2, you are required to discuss to what extent the advice given in the text “Culture Smart! Norway – A Quick Guide to Customs & Etiquette” will make it easier for a foreign visitor to communicate with Norwegians. We will first give you a brief summary of the text and then help you discuss it.
Outline: “Culture Smart! Norway – A Quick Guide to Customs & Etiquette”
The text presents three values and attitudes that Norwegian people often have and are worth bearing in mind for foreign visitors: punctuality, natural reserve, and consensus and non-confrontation.
Norwegians appreciate punctuality as a sign of mutual respect. They also have an inclination to keep to themselves with regards to personal issues mostly due to the fact that they ...