The COVID-19 pandemic has been taking its toll on our health and economy for over a year now. The impacts of the pandemic are bound to be present for a long time to come, and it’s not yet possible to predict what kind of an effect the epidemic will have on Finland’s economy and employment in the coming years.
Over the course of the year, we have seen unprecedented fighting spirit and innovativeness from Finnish companies to save the economy and jobs. According to a survey conducted last autumn, the majority of Finns also want to buy products and services that employ Finns, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a question of sustainability that supports the employment of Finns and repatriating profits and tax revenue for the benefit of Finnish society.
An easy way to revive the Finnish economy is to favour products and services certified with a Key Flag. Buying Finnish products and services can help preserve many jobs and save many companies in Finland.
Of course, it’s worth buying from a Finn in every situation. With a little twinkle in my eye, I’d like to share more good reasons why it’s worth doing business with an international company that is Finnish to the bone.
1. Concept of time
Different cultures have different understanding of punctuality. For Finns, running five minutes late can be cause for major stress whereas in some other cultures, at least an academic quarter hour is the norm. In the European forums of my own industry, we Nordic representatives are already gathered around the conference table nervously waiting when our colleagues from the south are only slowly entering the room.
According to a study by an international language service industry research company, Nimdzi Insights, buyers of translation services value on-time delivery above everything else. When looking at this indicator, Finnish translation agencies must be quite unbeatable.
Finns usually cut directly to the chase. It may be difficult for us to understand why matters should be discussed endlessly and different perspectives dwelled on before any actual decisions are made. And it may be even harder for us to understand why excessive time is spent on something other than the matter itself. Our way of working is that we find out the basics and make a solid decision, after which everyone is up to speed and knows what to do.
Delingua’s efficiency is unparalleled even among Finnish translation agencies. Our customers praise us for our fast response times and ability to solve problems. In the hectic daily life, it’s a bliss to know that your partner will immediately roll up their sleeves and get down to business without any further ado.
In principle, Finns do business with honesty and integrity. We generally assume that the other party is also honest and, for example, doesn’t arrive at contract negotiations with an ulterior motive. We have backbone, and often we’re also frank. Since we don’t say one thing and mean another, doing business with us is easy.
We also get feedback from our partners saying that we are exceptionally fair as an ordering party and colleague. Reliability is also one of Delingua’s values. We deliver on our promises, and our word can be trusted. It’s all fair and square, with no sugar-coated flattery.
4. True friendship
It usually takes time for Finns to get to know each other properly. But when the ice is broken, both friendship and business partnerships grow into genuine, lasting relationships.
At Delingua, our customer orientation means being more than customer-oriented. We want to be true friends with our customers: Even though we are not in constant contact, we’re always there to catch you and cooperation is a real joy for us. We may not necessarily have the fanciest words for it but you mean the world to us.
Not all individuals and companies operate the same way in any culture. Selecting a language service provider depends on the customer’s needs, and we’re surely not the only one who has figured out a great way of working.
Delingua is a Finnish family business, and that is reflected in our operations: we are personal, genuine and conscientious. If we’re not friends yet, we hope to get to know you soon! Leave us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.