Having a great work-life-balance combined with extensive social security makes Danes among the happiest in the world.
Danes are some of Europe's most efficient workers and they take great pride in their work - but they do not just live to work. Maintaining a good balance between time on the job and personal life is important to them, and employers respect this.
The goal of work-life balance is making sure everyone has a chance for a healthy life outside work, whether they have a family or not. Single people in Denmark often have a busy calendar full of sports clubs, friend meetups, and volunteer commitments.
Danish companies do their best to be flexible if parents need time for children's medical or dentist appointments, or for their own. Coming to work sick in Denmark is considered very poor manners. Instead, employees are encouraged to stay home and recover quickly.
Some companies allow employees to work from home one or two days per week, but those employees are usually encouraged to come to the office on the other days to interact face-to-face with their colleagues.
So, if this tickled your curiosity and you want to know more about working in Denmark, visit the pages below to learn about things like flexicurity, paid parental leave and why Danes has a passion for lifelong education.