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Lessons on Giving Feedback and Motivation to Teams in India

I was taken aback when a manager in India shared this strategy on feedback and motivation with me: “Training our employees like that won’t work. You have to be more strict with them. If they make a mistake, point it out! Point out their faults publicly to make them ashamed so they will improve.”  Certainly, […]

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4 Good Things About Working in Kerala, India

To say I have flawlessly adjusted to the work culture in Kerala since my first assignment in July 2011 would be a lie. To say I have completely adjusted after five years, is also not a complete truth. That being said, there are definitely a few things that I really like about the work culture […]

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5 Tips To Encourage Offshore to Acknowledge Emails

Sometimes getting acknowledgement of emails from offshore Indian teams can be problematic. If you are facing this problem, here are a few tips that can help you get the acknowledgements you seek:  5 Tips To Encourage Offshore to Acknowledge Emails Close the email with this statement “Kindly respond to this email within 24 hours to […]

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Working In India as a Foreigner

Living abroad can fill us with a myriad of emotions- anything from excitement to paralyzing fear! Expats or international assignees know what I am talking about. In this post, I’d like to share five things to love and hate about working in India as a foreigner.   5 Things I Miss and that Confuse Me About […]

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Onam Office Celebrations at GeoInfopark, Kochi, India

The beautiful designs shown in this post created for Onam office celebrations at GeoInfopark may look like something out of a kaleidoscope, but actually, they are flower designs called pookkalam. More than flowers, these designs require an immense amount of patience to create. The green and dark purple colors are the hardest to come by. […]

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When Yes Doesn’t Mean Yes, I Agree or I Understand

There can be times when yes doesn’t mean yes. Sounds strange to most US Americans, but when working with colleagues from India, yes may not always mean yes, I agree, I understand, or I will do it.   Recently, in a cross cultural training with American colleagues and Indian offshore team members, one of the […]

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