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"Today, India is one of the most exciting emerging markets in the world. Skilled managerial and technical manpower that match the best available in the world and a middle class whose size exceeds the population of the USA or the European Union, provide India with a distinct cutting edge in global competition."  
~Discover India

  Taj Mahal, India

Some Questions Our Clients Ask...

  • What are the key communication and performance challenges of global offshore development models as experienced by global companies? 
  • What is the impact of culture, e.g. core cultural values, beliefs and customs on virtual team communication and performance?
  • While Indians speak English, what can we do to help people better understand Indian accents?
  • What can we do to better understand hierarchy in Indian organizations?
  • What does "hard work vis-à-vis smart work" mean?
  • What are some best practices for enhancing communication in Western--Indian teams in the following team activities? 
    • Creating shared understanding of tasks, roles and responsibilities
    • Requirements planning
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Brainstorming and information sharing
    • Establishing credibility
    • Valuing each other’s competencies, skills and abilities 
    • Building trust and enhancing mutual relationships
    • Team decision making
    • Effective telephone and video conferences
    • Effective e-mail communication
    • Conflict avoidance & resolution
English Words of Indian Origin  
avatar bangle
bandana khaki
chai kismet
chintz loot
chutney nirvana
pajamas cot
cummerbund pundit
dinghy curry
dungaree shampoo
swami guru
juggernaut  veranda
bungalow loot
yoga jungle

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