Business with India training covers important 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. The first module gives a foundation vital for interaction with India. The second module helps to increase productivity by enabling the participant gain insights and tools for applying insights. The third module addresses the geophysical and social adjustment of expatriates and families.

Sample Programme

Cultural Background
  • Historical factors that affect contemporary behaviour 
  • Political, economic and social overview
  • Society, culture, values, religions, customs and traditions
  • Special characteristics of India - Caste system, concept of time, division of labour, motivating factors, getting and giving feedback 

Doing Business in India
  • Preparing cleverly for a trip to India
  • Business etiquette and protocol
  • Structure and hierarchy of Indian business
  • Cross cultural comparison of business practices
  • Building relationships and Effective communication (verbal and non-verbal)
  • Business entertaining
  • Meetings and negotiations
  • Special characteristics of working with Indians remotely

Relocating to India
  • What to expect and what to take with you
  • Challenges of daily life - raising children, women in public life, security, education, holidays, festivals
  • Public behaviour and etiquette
  • Food, drink and domestic help
  • Transport, shopping and entertainment
  • Social skills needed in India and Indian attitudes to foreigners
  • How to manage with oneself during stay in India

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