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I am a Transplant – and other “Expat-Related” Terms

On one of the first meetup hikes I attended in Salt Lake City hosted by Utah Outdoors,  I heard this discussion, Person 1: “So are you originally from Salt Lake City?” Person 2: “Nope, I’m a transplant.” Person 3: “I’m a transplant, too….” And, then and there I learned a new word, or at least […]

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India & USA Cross-Culture Training Portfolio 2017-2018

See 2012, 2013, 2014-2015, 2016, 2017-2018, 2019 Resume & Client Portfolios. The last two years have seen some exciting changes to Authentic Journeys as it moves across the oceans. Actually, Authentic Journeys remains a business entity in India, while it also has been initiated in the USA as well. View the short video below or read the commentary under the video […]

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Get to Know Authentic Journeys (FAQ)

Authentic Journeys helps companies like yours build effective US-India cross border and distributed teams. While a majority of clients are in the IT sector, we also worked with global teams in the financial sector, housing sector, accounting and tax, immigration, media analytics, e-commerce, and education.  Authentic Journeys works with your business to achieve your goals […]

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3 Ways to Get to Know Your U.S. Client Before You Talk For the First Time

Many working on global software teams or those who provide IT consulting or app building services to U.S. clients may start their engagement with limited knowledge about their client outside the technical scope and requirements of the project.  If this is you, let’s see how you can get to know some simple things about your […]

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Lessons on Giving Feedback and Motivation to Teams in India

“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, this has never been a popular approach for motivation and constructive criticism highlighted in the Harvard Business Review, but […]

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Managing Teams in More than One City in India

Are you remotely managing co-located, virtual offshore teams in different parts of India?  Understanding Indian cultural diversity and work culture will help you to manage your teams more effectively.   Considerations for Distributing Teams in Different States in India Different Languages    Though business and education is generally conducted in English, each state in India […]

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Lean on Popular Culture Insight – Tips on Broaching Delicate Topics

The sixth tip in a series of tips on How to Broach Delicate Topics is to:   Lean on Popular Culture for Guidance and Insight  Through the use of multimedia like television news, advertisements, sitcoms, movies, music, and radio shows, facilitators of cross-cultural training programs can highlight various elements of cultural understanding without the use of lectures. Three […]

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9 Tips for Expats Visiting India On Work

Are you going to India for work? I am an American who has lived in India for a total of about 10 years. The longest period of time I lived in India was when I lived in Kochi between 2011-2017. Kochi is in the state of Kerala in Southwestern India. I have also traveled between […]

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“Time Zone Resentment” & Ideas to Ease Time Differences on Global Teams

Do you have time zone resentment?  If you work with international, virtual teams, it is likely you have experienced ‘time zone resentment.’  Coined by the website Campaign, “time zone resentment” stems from:  “…conducting meetings consistently in the “middle” zone can create resentment from those having to dial in during the early morning or late evening.“  […]

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Changing Clocks: How It Impacts Life in the US and with International, Virtual Teams

On the second Sunday of March at 2am, most parts of the continental U.S. ‘spring forward.’ This means that digital clocks automatically change from 1:59am to 3am. Those with manual clocks (microwave and car clocks, for instance), must change them by hand. The video below shows the clock automatically changing from 1:59am to 3am. This […]

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