Western Business Culture in Ukraine’s Tech Industry

Daxx finished the research on modern business culture and communication style in Ukraine. We’ve analyzed the daily communication, mentality of Ukrainian tech specialists, attitude towards the deadlines, and motivation to work in the IT industry to give you a fresh perspective on the most dynamic industry in Ukraine.

Yet our major goal is to give practical advice for owners of large and small tech companies and are considering working with the Ukrainian tech companies.

Business Culture Contents

Myths about the Tech Industry in Ukraine

To make it more entertaining, we’ve collected a couple of myths about the Ukrainian developers and added them to the whitepaper.

Myths about the Tech Industry in Ukraine

Business Communication in the Tech Industry in Ukraine

Business communication in the tech industry in Ukraine strongly resembles business communication in Western tech companies. One of the major differences is that, at first, the Ukrainians who work in tech can be reserved. So it takes a little time for them to open up but when it comes to day-to-day work, the Ukrainian tech specialists discuss progress and challenges openly.

In small Ukrainian tech companies, people use informal and semi-formal communication style. Middle-sized businesses in tech are prone to use a semi-formal style of communication in day-to-day life. The formal business communication style is characteristic of large tech companies where hierarchy plays a significant role.


The average Ukrainian programmer has a goal-oriented mindset: developers are responsible for the timely delivery of a project. Working in a team, each developer feels personal responsibility for reaching the deadlines and goals.

In fact, the majority of the developers in Ukraine work in project outsourcing companies. This means that they’re self-driven, self-organized, and know-how to prioritize tasks.

The Mentality of People Working in the Tech Industry

The commonly-shared opinion concerning the Ukrainian developers is that they’re persistent and implement the ideas well. The statement perpetuates a hardened myth that Ukrainian tech experts are better at implementing somebody’s ideas than making up their own. In reality, the Ukrainians are great problem-solvers.

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About the Methodology

We’ve addressed more than 40 resources among which are researches by Global Affairs Canada, Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, DOU, Expatistan, EF EPI, та Ain to depict the actual business culture in the Ukrainian IT industry.

About Author

Kateryna Kachkovska is Content Marketing Manager at Daxx

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