Work & Life: Gabriella Bergstedt – Fika & the Swedish Work/Life Balance
By Rebecca Markwick, on 1 April 2021
I have a lovely catch up with one of my lovely old colleagues from Sony Mobile in Sweden, Gabriella Bergstedt. We chat about the joy of fika and what it entails. The differences between working in Sweden, Denmark, and Ireland, and how important it is to have certain types of policies and workplace attitudes to create a productive welcoming environment.
We go over Sweden’s parental leave policy and what it means for parents, how well rounded the work benefits are, the wonderful ergonomics accommodations as standard, and how well structured Swedish companies are for encouraging employees back to the workplace after sick leave.
It’s a great episode and one that raises some very important points about companies taking care of employees as standard.