Cultural trainer in Denmark

The flat hierarchy in Denmark – why it isn’t always a good thing

If you ask the Danes what they like about their business culture, they’re sure to mention the flat hierarchy.

What they mean is that a management pyramid that might have ten or more layers in a hierarchical country like Japan has only two or three layers in Denmark.

The flat hierarchy is a virtue born of necessity: salaries are high in Denmark, so middle managers are expensive.

And because Danes aren’t supervised or monitored as much as Americans, middle management isn’t as necessary.

Flat Hierarchy Denmark's Work Culture