Netherlands

In the Netherlands not only the country but also the hierarchies are flat. This makes the boss a primus inter pares, who always has to involve all team members, seek consensus and convince them of the meaningfulness of his plans. Understatement is mandatory here.


Cultural Differences – Netherlands

In the Netherlands, the key to understanding how first meetings, negotiations and collaborations with Dutch business people work best is to embrace egalitarian thinking.


Dutch leadership – relaxed, but goal-oriented

In the Netherlands, not only the land but also the hierarchies are flat. In spite of being the boss he or she is “primus inter pares”, a member of the team just like anybody else. Managers always involve all team members, seek consensus among them and convince everyone of the meaningfulness of a planned project.