Effective communication across borders
- 09:00 - 11:45
Workshop on business culture within the IT sector
Norwegian work culture is very different from the work culture in most other countries in terms of lack of hierarchy, independent work, trust, and self-accountability. Cross-cultural communication with Norwegians may be very challenging, because of the lack of clear task descriptions, specifications, expectations, mandate, follow-up and feedback.
Ukrainian work culture is rapidly changing towards more flat hierarchies. However, there are still big cultural differences between Norwegian and Ukrainian workplaces. Because Norwegians and Ukrainians have many similarities and common interests in their social lives, it is easy to assume that the workplace cultures are also very similar. This assumption is a mistake because it may lead to misunderstandings and frustration.
This practical workshop will convey what to expect in cross-cultural IT projects between Norway and Ukraine. It will help you understand what to expect and how to avoid misunderstandings. You will acquire knowledge about Norwegian and Ukrainian mindsets and work cultures that are difficult to find elsewhere and that may take years to build up on your own.
Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 09.00 (Oslo time)/10.00 (Kyiv time)
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes
NB: Deadline for the registration: March 18.