October 31, 2014

How to Train in India?

When I, as an American, delivered my first training program in India in 2011, I delivered it like I would have if I were in the US, and in a way Americans would appreciate.  

Jennifer Kumar in Kochi, 2014.
As I was told by a wise friend once, "You can do only what you know." 

That experience quickly taught me I had to learn much more about India to be successful in India. That was almost four years ago, and I feel I have come a long way since then, even identifying aspects of the work culture I have adjusted to and like. Though that is true, I have a lot more to learn. The learning never ceases! 

Recently I came across an article called, "34 Tips for Training in India." I would like to share my own feedback on this author's apt learnings from my own experience. As he has listed 34 tips, and that is quite a lot, I will break up my feedback and reflections into a series of posts. I will break up the tips into sections quoting from the article.


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