A significant difference in time zones can put a strain on the communication with a remote team. Surely, everything depends on your location, if you’re in Seattle where it’s 7 am, it’ll be 7:30 pm in Dehli. Basically, your whole team would be off home as you wake up to work. Not quite productive, right?
If talking about Ukraine, the time difference will be easier to handle, especially for East Coast and countries of the Eurozone. Ukraine is located in the center of Europe, so a 1-hour difference between Kyiv and any other European city would be almost unnoticeable.
Therefore, Ukraine would be a better choice if communication is critical.
What could be the best illustration of the economic development of a country than a quality of tertiary education it provides? Both Ukraine and India have a strong technical educational base to boast about.
Over 40k of technical specialists graduate from Ukrainian Universities every year. The most well-known of them being the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and Lviv Polytechnic National University, which have launched several courses on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
While the number of annual graduates in India is far greater, almost 1500k, Ukraine sees the lacks of engineers and tries to encourage students to pick up this career in every possible way.
Nevertheless, the level of education in India struggles to compare to Ukrainian one, as nearly 24% of country’s population remind illiterate.
It’s essential for the company you work with to have a good command of the English language or any other language you find easy to communicate with. Of course, Ukraine is paying enough attention to raise English proficiency among the youth, while employers do their best to improve their employees’ knowledge on the lingua franca in-house.
However, it cannot stand close to India, which is the second largest English-speaking nation in the world. No wonder it hosts call centers of the largest international corporations from around the world.
Communicating your needs and arguing the points can get difficult when you and members of your tech crew have different cultural backgrounds. That’s why it’s important to get a hold of the team that is good at English and shares the similar cultural traditions.
Working with India-based tech specialists can be tough since they have a hierarchical society where arguing with your seniors (read: boss or client) is frowned upon. Usually, it means that you won’t get a fair feedback for your idea. They are just going to do what clients tell them to. As a result, you are going to get a bunch of unresolved issues that should have been discussed at the earliest stages of the project.
On the contrary, working with a team from Ukraine would be easier, as their business culture has been acquiring more and more traits of the Western one.
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