Scandinavian management model makes good bottom lines

If you want a glimpse into the successful management models of the future, Denmark and the other Scandinavian countries are good laboratories to visit. Here, modern, anti-hierarchical management principles are widespread, and that leads to engaged and innovative employees, say many management experts. Today, management has handed over responsibility for the detailed planning of production to autonomous groups of employees in up to 60 per cent of Danish businesses. "The Scandinavian model means that the contact  between management and employees happens easily and quickly, so that you can quickly react to new situations," says the former director of the international service giant, ISS, Waldemar Schmidt.