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Will I Be Late or Early if I Don’t Spring Forward?

Recently, a good question was emailed to Authentic Journeys, “Will I early or late to work if I do not change springtime in my clock?”  While the question’s wording should be changed to, “Will I be early or late to work if I do not move my clock forward for day light savings time?”, I […]

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Putting Our Heads Together – Idioms at Work

Let’s put our heads together to solve this problem! “Let’s put our heads together to think of some good ideas for our new project!”  “Putting our heads together” means to “brainstorm” or think of new ideas or solutions with one or more people. Typically, when said in the office, it is a positive way to […]

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Working Glocally – Building Context in Offshore Teams

Now a days many Indians work for foreign companies situated in India.  Much of the context in working with the foreign clients or customers must be built from scratch and without understanding the cultural context or even meeting people from the target culture. Some of the professionals who work in these jobs also have to […]

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What is an Inclusion Expert?

You feel different. You look different. You wonder if you will ever fit in your new office or team. “Will I ever be included and accepted?” you wonder.  People who are different from the rest, minorities often feel this way. A woman in a group of men feels this way. A physically disabled person may […]

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Resorting to Resorts – A Good Idea for US Clients

As an IT employee in Infopark, you may be “resorted-out.” And, yes, that is possible for some employees of IT companies in Infopark, and India in general, as many team outings are at resorts. While their American counterparts often have team outings in parks or other low or no-cost facilities, their Indian counterparts are partying […]

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Rest Stops on US Highways

I have traveled across the country three times. I have visited 47 out of the 48 continental states. In addition to, or maybe just as much as watching the scenery change and experiencing the various cultural landscapes, another thing I love about traveling by car in the US is the rest areas.  A normal sight […]

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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! – Words about Rain

One day many years ago when I was working at Harvard University, my colleague who just entered the office exclaimed, “It’s raining cats and dogs out there….” as she shook the water off her umbrella, closed it and sat at her desk.  As I empathized with her and said, “It’s so hard to stay dry […]

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Can Expats Drive in the US?

Because many Indian offshore team members know there are many rules to follow while driving in the US, and no one wants to get pulled over by the police for breaking the law, many ask , “What are the driving rules in the US? What do you suggest?”  How do I get a driver license in […]

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Kolukkumalai – Adventure Outing for US Client Visits to Kerala

If you live in Kerala and work in Infopark or in central Kerala and a foreign client is about to visit, you may be wondering,  “What kind of things may my US client like to see in Kerala?”  How about a weekend trip to Munnar and up into Kolukkumalai?  I will be sharing some of […]

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Cleveland, Ohio – Cheap and Fun Things to do Onsite

The US is a vast country. While traveling can be easy in the US, not all that go for onsite visits have enough time to take a flight to see national landmarks. What if you have limited time and are in Cleveland, for instance, what could you see?  What is there to do in Cleveland? […]

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