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On the first Sunday morning of every November, Americans change their clocks to end daylight savings time. At this time, we have to understand the delicate art of coordinating meetings at the end of DST (daylight saving time).
Typically, the time change happens at 2 am. Instead of it being 2 am, it will be 1 am. Everyone gains one extra hour of sleep.
How Does This Affect My Work With Americans?
Keeping in mind that the U.S. clocks have “fallen back” by one hour, all meetings regularly scheduled through the U.S. counterparts will be adjusted by one hour as per Indian clocks. (Those highlighted in bold text represent the new times between November – March.)
Example: EST (Eastern Time Zone) to IST (Indian Standard Time)
Example Cities: New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta
|Time Period||U.S. Time (EST)||India Time||Time Difference|
|Daylight Savings Time||9am||6:30pm||+9.5 hours|
|End of Daylight Savings Time||9am||7:30pm||+10.5 hours|
*Take note, some parts of Indiana do not change their time.
Example: CST (Central Time Zone) to IST (Indian Standard Time)
Example Cities: Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Kansas City
|Time Period||U.S. Time (CST)||India Time||Time Difference|
|Daylight Savings Time||9am||7:30pm||+10.5 hours|
|End of Daylight Savings Time||9am||8:30pm||+11.5 hours|
Example: MST (Mountain Time Zone) to IST (Indian Standard Time)
Example Cities: Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix*
|Time Period||U.S. Time (MST)||India Time||Time Difference|
|Daylight Savings Time||9am||8:30pm||+11.5 hours|
|End of Daylight Savings Time||9am||9:30pm||+12.5 hours|
*The entire state of Arizona does not change clocks for daylight savings time.
Example: PST (Pacific Time Zone) to IST (Indian Standard Time)
Example Cities: Los Angeles, Seattle, Las Vegas, Portland
|Time Period||U.S. Time (PST)||India Time||Time Difference|
|Daylight Savings Time||9am||9:30pm||+12.5 hours|
|End of Daylight Savings Time||9am||10:30pm||+13.5 hours|
How Do I Know I Have the Right Time?
Watch and listen to the video below where I show you what happens to the time, how it magically and automatically shifts back one hour at 1:59:59…. to… 1am!
Has your US office outsourced projects to India? For those Multinational Companies (MNCs) looking for cultural training for their Indian-based colleagues interacting with their US counterparts via phone or email, contact Jennifer for more information. Jennifer is an American based in India providing cross-cultural training at competitive rates for in-person and virtual delivery.
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