Leadership in Norway’s Civil Service

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Government Administration and Reform

The document sets out the basis, framework and principles of leadership in the Civil Service. It establishes that the leadership policy must be based on the distinctive nature, value base and overall objectives of the Civil Service. The Norwegian Government has decided that this document is to be used for developing leadership within the Civil Service.

Frontpage illustration. Copyright Anne LeelaThis document concerns leadership in the Civil Service in Norway. It is primarily intended for leaders who have managerial responsibility in a central government body, but it is also relevant for employees, union representatives and others with an interest in leadership in the public sector.

The document sets out the basis, framework and principles of leadership in the Civil Service. It establishes that the leadership policy must be based on the distinctive nature, value base and overall objectives of the Civil Service. The Norwegian Government has decided that this document is to be used for developing leadership within the Civil Service.

High-level officials and other Civil Service managers can use this policy document to draw up a local leadership profile, both individually and as a group.

Leadership in Norway’s Civil Service (PDF)