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2. Business Protocol and Etiquette (very important component should be extensive and detailed) -Use multiple sources List information on customs, introductions, use of business cards, dining customs, communication concerns, etc. In the world of business today, good business etiquette means that you act professionally and exercise proper manners when engaging with others in your area of work. In Sweden, business cards are most likely exchanged when you meet one another for the first time. However, there is no etiquette as to how this should be done. In Sweden, punctuality is very important when conducting business arrangements and attending social engagements. The importance of being early cannot be overstated. If you are ever in a unfortunate and unexpected situation, it is polite to call the person you are meeting and letting them know. Scheduling and planning can be seen as a way of life in a Swedish person point of view as it is so important. The business dress code in Sweden may differ from other countries as it is very casual. However, for business meetings; it is expected that people dress more conservatively. Modesty and a low profile in Sweden are important. Swedish people frown upon people who wear anything flashy, even for executives. Sweden is one of the world’s leading countries in corporate social responsibility. It is one of the least corrupt countries and it is frowned upon under any circumstances. Arrangements for business meetings in Sweden need to be made two weeks in advance. As in most cultures, changes at the last minute are not recommended. The ideal times to meet are during working hours (8:00am-7:00pm) Sending an agenda of what will be covered during the meeting is well appreciated and people often do not work over weekends or holidays.Swedish people are known for their small talk, it is common that they do this before a meeting or meal. A tradition is that the most important person invited to a formal business lunch or dinner should sit on the right-hand side of the host. The most common meal time to conduct business meetings is around lunch time. Dinner is most commonly used as the time to get to know your business partner and develop a good relationship as it is a longer time. Spouses can also be invited along to meals although not at lunch time. Smoking is prohibited in Swedish restaurants. (Business culture) Swedish people are very hospitable and could invite you into their home for a meeting and meal. Tipping is rarely expected in Sweden, but it is greatly appreciated. It is extremely important that you let the host make the first toast during a business meeting. You need to maintain eye contact the entire time as a show of respect. It is customary to wait for the host to arrive, and than start eating when all the food has come and is ready. Dining etiquette is similar to most European countries as Swedish people use a fork, spoon and knife. There are separate glasses for water and wine. The most honored position is either at the head of the table or at the center. (etiquettescholar) If the person you are meeting brings up business, then it is an appropriate time. Usually the one who has invited the other person ends up paying for the bill, however this can sometimes differ based on rank.   It is customary to use a Swedish person’s first name when addressing them even when you have not met each other before. Nobody expects people to use formal greetings, even in meetings. The main languages in Sweden are Swedish, Yiddish, Finnish, Romani and English. Most business meetings will be conducted in English as it is the most spoken language in the world. Communication concerns are crucial as they will need a clear understanding of our business proposal. It is important to remember that verbal agreements are binding in Sweden. They are taken very seriously and Swedes expect everyone to follow the same approach. Hence, you should be cautious with everything that you say. When negotiating with the Swedes, be prepared for lots of discussion. Swedes are known for their democratic culture in decision making and discussing issues in a thorough way and at length. (businessculture.org)Determine what type of gestures or actionrs that should be recognized and understood. In Sweden, gestures and actions are listed as not as important as the locals believe communication with words and language is more important. It is important to greet everyone in business meetings by shaking their hands, this includes all men, women and children. Older people expect a handshake by everyone when greeting and leaving. It is important to maintain eye contact with a person you meet in Sweden as it is a sign of respect and shows you are listening to what they have to say. When greeting a married couple, the wife should be greeted first, except on a formal occasion where the hosts should first be greeted by the spouse to whom the invitation was addressed.List items that are appropriate and items that should not be presented as a gift.Generally in Sweden, gifts are not exchanged in business. However, it is common to gift a colleague or boss a gift on their birthday or christmas. If you are invited to someone’s home, it is expected that you bring the host a small gift. If the host has children, a small gift is appreciated for them. Gifts that people usually give include: flowers, wine/alcohol, chocolates, books and recorded music. Gifts will then usually be opened immediately.  Inappropriate gifts: There are several gifts to avoid buying a host/hostess, those include: White lilies or chrysanthemums as they are associated with funerals, red roses or orchids as they symbolize love. It would also be impolite to get a gift that can be easily purchased in Sweden as it shows that you have not put a lot of effort into getting the gift.6. Cultural Attractions Suggest attractions that your business manager should go visit when they have some free time and the cost of each.Food to try in Sweden: The cinnamon bun is among the most popular and well liked food in Sweden. It’s hard to avoid these delicious spiced rolls, which can be found in every café, bakery and food shop around the country. People in Sweden are very health conscious, therefore low carb, high fats diets are popular. Oat milk latte is something very popular in Sweden. Toast Skagen is Sweden’s more luxurious version of a prawn cocktail is made with peeled prawns, mixed with mayonnaise, dill and lemon topped with fish roe and served on crisp, sautéed bread. It is a must try and is recommended to tourists by most people in Sweden. Tourist attractions to visit in SwedenThe list of things to do in Stockholm could be made endless and there are more than a hundred attractions to choose from. Palaces don’t come much bigger than the baroque Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) in Stockholm, which is a 600-room royal residence, place of work and cultural/historical treasure. Old Town (Gamla Stan), the area around the palace, is one of the best preserved medieval city centres anywhere. The city was founded here in 1252 and you should go here for Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan), the tight, winding, cobblestone streets, gorgeous leafy squares, Sweden’s narrowest alley at Mårten Trotzigs gränd, and an eclectic mix of cafés, bars and souvenir shops. (visitSweden.com)         The pick of Stockholm’s museums is; Moderna Museet for one of the world’s finest art collections of 20th and 21st century art, its fabulous restaurant. Also put wonderful open-air museum Skansen on your list. You can join Stockholmers in celebrating Christmas and Midsummer in traditional style here. If you’re coming with the family, the zoo and collection of 19th century buildings and settings from all around Sweden are a must. A short walk from Skansen is the Vasa Museum. The museum was purpose-built to house the 17th century Vasa ship and we don’t just mean bits of it – we mean the entire ship, which was raised from nearby Lake Mälaren. (visitSweden.com)