It is not typical for Norwegians to have bursts of activity, they are known to be commonly calm, somehow phlegmatic and reserved. They are honest, practical, prudent and self-confident people. Restraint in talking and quietness are highly appreciated by Norwegians as opposed to extravagance and chattiness.
On the contrary, in Ukraine, people really like socializing; they do not feel shy to touch personal topics in conversation, which is not always appropriate. Also, unlike self-sufficient Norwegians, Ukrainians love teamwork and delegate authority in the most specified manner. If in Norway one person can be in charge of everything, in Ukraine each and every employee is most likely to have their own specific functions for which they are held responsible.
There are also differences in relationships between management and employees. In Norway, everyone is more or less equal, the director of a company can sit in the same area with his/her subordinates, have lunch together and so on. In Ukraine, there is often a clear differentiation of groups depending on a position held: a boss almost always sits in a separate office, senior managers also work in a separate place. However, if we talk specifically about companies in the IT sector, in Ukraine they are already closer to the European standards of business conduct and personnel management.