Teamwork & Indian Culture (Revised): A Practical Guide for Working with Indians
by Thota Ramesh Publish: Mar 23, 2013Advice & How ToGeneral NonfictionBusiness
Understand Indian Culture & Communicate effectively with IndiansThis book is about Indian Culture, focusing on workplace behavior. This book acts as a cross-cultural trainer for non-Indians. If you are visiting India for business, it prepares you well to enjoy your trip.This Revised edition includes a chapter on "Chalta-hai" attitude of Indians.It explains the reasons for the typical aspects of Indian Culture, while focusing on the Teamwork culture in India. It provides guidance to people who want to interact with Indians effectively. This book analyzes the impact of Indian Culture on the work place behavior of Indians. It provides insight into how that particular behavior evolved, and also suggests techniques to overcome the negative influence of those behavior patterns.These cross-cultural ideas are communicated through a fictitious story revolving around an American, managing a software team in India. “John, a young American manager from the IT department of a major retail chain, comes to India to execute an IT project. This is the first overseas assignment for John. Dheeraj, Program Manager at India office, has been entrusted with the responsibility of helping and guiding John. Each chapter highlights one typical issue. It starts with John facing a problem then approaching Dheeraj for help. Dheeraj guides John in solving the problem. During this process Dheeraj shares some examples of his life and expresses his understanding of the reasons behind the situation, and gives suggestions on how it can be solved. This book addresses the common issues such as: Meeting deadlines at the last minute, in-spite of the team working for long hoursThe Yes Sir / Yes Madam cultureThe prevalent Communication problems with Indian teamsThe resistance to use the tools or share the knowledge The "Chalta-hai" attitude, etc.This book helps non-Indians to enjoy interacting with Indians. And it also helps them to work effectively with Indians to get the best out of their collaboration. While explaining the work behavior, it touches upon - Caste system, eating habits, traffic issues, behavior at Elevators etc..
BIOGRAPHY Thota Ramesh, hailing from Madikonda - a village in Southern India - is the youngest of the nine children of Mr. Thota Durgaiah and Mrs. Thota Agamma. He is greatly influenced in the development of a rational approach and scientific thinking by his father, a retired Head Master and a great educationist.
Thota Ramesh is a postgraduate in Business Administration and in Applied Psychology. He is a software engineer by profession and a Counseling Psychologist by passion.
At a young age, he learned Magic & Hypnotism to understand the working of the mind. He believes in educating people to see reason and to live happily. He strives to do his bit through seminars and writing articles/books. He feels the majority of human beings are good, but they allow bad things to happen as they are fearful and unassertive. He currently lives in Hyderabad, India with his wife & son; and his daughter lives now in Whitesburg, KY, USA.
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