Some years ago, Iida Ritamäki was standing at the airport. She had recently started her job in Knowit (Cybercom back then) as a project manager, but just when she was supposed to begin her training period, she got sick. And now Iida was about to fly out to Poland to meet Knowit’s mobile development team without any experience in that field of technology.
“I didn’t have time to be nervous, but my boss confessed later that he was a bit worried about how I would handle it”, Iida says now and laughs.
It didn’t take long before Iida became a valuable member of the Polish team. She was the link between Finnish customers and Polish developers, travelling back and forth and hosting meetings online and in both countries.
“It was important for me to have a humane connection: even though we have 1000 kilometres between us, we know more about each other than just the name.”