I can say that past week I got some good experience about meetings in which people with opposing interests try to make their points go through. Some problems to avoid:
Before returning to Finland I used to work for a client that had an old-school, big corporative environment. I used to work in their offices and had to adapt to their methodologies and work style. I was not able to catch a lot of the fresher, more innovative approach of the company I was really hired by, as I was working on the client’s offices. After coming to Finland, I started to work with some friends in a company that back then was starting. I have been there for more than two years already and I have learned a lot.