Upheavals around the world and the coronavirus pandemic in recent years have shaken Finland and caused far-reaching societal challenges for our economy and everyday life. It is quite impossible to say what the situation will be in the coming years, but one thing is certain: it is worthwhile supporting Finnish companies now and in the future.
An easy and efficient 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 always worth buying from a Finnish company. 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. With sustainability actions, you can support employment in Finland and repatriating profits and tax revenue for the benefit of Finnish society.
1. Concept of time
Different cultures have different understandings of punctuality. For Finns, running five minutes late may seem like cause for major stress whereas in many other cultures, at least an academic quarter hour is completely normal. 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 are probably quite unbeatable.
Finns usually go straight to the point without further ado. 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.
Even among Finnish translation agencies, known for their brisk action, Delingua’s efficiency is unparalleled. 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
The path to true friendship is not always straightforward, and 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, we are customer-oriented, rather than fact-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 company, 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.