Business with India training covers important cultural aspects of doing business with India as well as adjusting to living in India as an expat. You will get valuable insights into the intricacies of India's rich and ancient culture. The training gives you tools for managing your own self, interacting cordially with locals, managing supervisor-subordinate relationships skilfully, being effective in meetings and negotiating with confidence in India-context. 

The training is divided into three modules.

  1. The first module gives a foundation vital for interaction with India.
  2. The second module helps to increase productivity by enabling the participant gain insights and tools for applying insights.
  3. The third module addresses the geophysical and social adjustment of expatriates and families.
Typical Programme
Understanding of cultural Background
  • Cultural factors that affect business behaviour

  • Political, economic and social overview

  • Society, culture, values, religions, customs and traditions impacting behaviour

  • Special characteristics of India - caste system, time concept, division of labour

  • Workplace motivating factors, getting and giving feedback

Doing Business in India
  • Smart preparation for India

  • Business etiquette and protocol - do's and dont's

  • How hierarchy and structure affect workplaces and business

  • Cross-cultural comparison of business practices

  • Effective communication and relationship building

  • Business entertainment rules

  • What to do in meetings and in negotiations

  • Special characteristics of remote working

Relocating to India (for Expatriates)
  • What to expect - ground realities and what to take with you

  • Daily challenges - raising children, security, education, holidays, festivals

  • Public behaviour and etiquette

  • How to manage food, drinks and domestic help

  • Transport, shopping and entertainment

  • Social skills needed in India

  • India attitude to foreigners

  • How to manage with oneself during stay in India

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