Sunday, August 8, 2010

‘In India everything starts 20 mins late’

The punctuality of the people here, for better or for worse, is part of India’s work culture, feels author Dr Jan Yager who is coming out with two books based on the professional world in the following months.

She highlights this need to understand and adapt to the local work culture of a country in one of her books that guides people and companies to grow globally, says Yager, who was in town to conduct seminars and workshops.

“On the other hand, the person who came to receive me at the airport waited for two hours, which I am pretty sure nobody would have done back in the States,” she says.

According to her, the two books, Productive Relationships: 57 Strategies for Building Strong Business Connections in Real Time and Grow Global: Using International Protocol to Expand Your Business Worldwide cover ground somewhat shaky for many professionals and organisations.

“Grow Global is basically about understanding the implications of being involved in business across countries and cultures,” Yager says.

She says it is very important to be prepared to face the client or business associate and be aware of the culture and the work ethics.

Full report here Indiablooms

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