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Is boasting good or bad for business?

Saturday 20:56 GMT

It's about taking the best parts of that consensus mindset and a culture steeped in organisation, and being open to creativity and flexibility and diverse points of views and ways of working."

"Trying to keep boasting to a minimum and finding a consensus so that everybody is on the same page" remain two of the most pervasive practices in the Swedish workplace, says Lola Akinmade Akerstrom, a former programmer and now a cultural commentator, who highlighted this in her recent book Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well. While the language in other innovation hubs might focus on individual rockstar CEOs "killing it"; in Swedish businesses "it's about everybody getting together, making sure their voices are heard equally, so that they can all reach an optimal solution together," she says.

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