According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018 , the nation tops an index measuring “willingness to delegate authority” at work, beating 139 other countries.
Denmark also punches above its weight in the overall index, with its “very well-functioning labour markets, strong welfare state and active labour-market policies” propelling it to 10th place.
The Forum’s report also showed Denmark has one of the highest levels of social capital in the world and a well-educated workforce. The country placed 8th in a gauge of tech-ready economies that are braced for change and it scored well on metrics that assessed business dynamism, levels of trust and collaboration, and innovation.
“Denmark comes very high when measured on these indicators,” Geiger said. “Creativity, diversity and collaboration, all these things are very soft in nature but they are all about coming up with ideas, new approaches.”