RE: Teaching the craft offshore--?

Subject: RE: Teaching the craft offshore--?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 21:33:17 -0500

> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+bgranat=granatedit -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l
> .com] On Behalf Of Jayshree Rice
> Now the observation. I worked in India for an Indian
> company and for the last few years I work for an
> American Company in the U.S. I find that my American
> colleagues expect me to understand American culture
> and fit in accordingly, which is perfectly natural.
> Yes, they do seek to find out about other countries
> and cultures but that does not translate into changing
> their actions to fit Indian etiquette and customs when
> they are dealing with me. They also do not expect me
> to remind them of cultural differences when they do
> not as me to do so. For instance, a colleague who was
> leaving the company parted with a bear hug. It wasn't
> an appropriate moment to give him a cultural
> sensitivity tip.

But it's definitely a message his company should have made sure he got. I
think it has to be a two-way street. Your cultural preferences should
definitely be considered, in my opinion. They would be with your personal
friends, and there's no reason they shouldn't be in a business setting.

Bonnie Granat


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