I got an email recently asking who we employees would like to nominate as trúnaðarmaður. I was confused by what this meant, as I am with practically every new aspect of living in Iceland. Turns out that employees here often elect or nominate one of them to be a liason with management, serving in the capacity of an ombudsman. (Interestingly, the Icelandic word for ombudsman is umboðsmaður, and this Old Norse word, via Swedish, is the root of the English word.*) This liason communicates concerns or complaints (except about salary!) anonymously from people in the office to the management team. I think it's a great idea, but none of my American jobs ever featured anyone in this capacity. I am curious, readers of all international stripes, if you have someone like this where you work.