Akan: Too much unacceptable behavior in Norwegian working life

Akan, the workplace advisory centre for issues relating to alcohol, drugs and addictive gambling and gaming, is critical for lack of guidelines when drinking alcohol in a workplace context. The #MeToo campaign reinforces the need for clear attitudes and an openness culture in the workplace.

We have allowed too much unacceptable behavior for too long in Norwegian working life, says leader of Akan, Camilla Lynne Bakkeng.

Many of the cases show that sexual harassment often occurs in work-related situations, which primarily concerns alcohol culture:

“It’s about having an awareness about your own alcohol related culture. We often shy away from discussing about what happens when we drink together, risking of being perceived as party poopers,” Bakkeng believes.

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