“Working on a project in Italy was also very different from Belgium. A lot of clichés appeared to materialise. A meeting scheduled at 9 would typically start at 9.30, a lot of discussions but not a lot of decisions in meetings, a lot of time spent at the coffee machine, etc. It is not that they were not working hard, in the evening they typically stay much later, but to me it seems they have to catch up in the evening for the inefficiency during the day.”