On 27 March, 2019, at 17:30 the lecture "Nordic Leadership - Is It So Special?" will be held by Ulf Andreasson, Senior Adviser at the Policy Analysis and Statistics Department of the Nordic Council of Ministers and one of the authors of the recently published report “Nordic Leadership” at the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia (Marijas 13/2&3, 1st floor, Bergs Bazaar).
The report describes how various studies on culture, leadership and values characterise the Nordic leadership style: flat organisations, smaller degree of formality, leaders with a high degree of integrity, and an emphasis on consensus. The research also included attempts to find factors in Nordic societies that could help explain the leadership style in the Nordic region, with particular attention paid to two of these: the creation of the Nordic welfare state and the tradition of balancing different interests in society, especially within the labour market.
This event will mark the Nordic day in memory of the Helsinki Treaty - the treaty of co-operation between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, that was signed on 23 March 1962.
The event is free of charge and will be held in English.