Managing Across Cultures

Key to Global Success

Working with India and Indians

Managing Across Cultures has been helping foreign companies and global leaders since the 80s to enter India. It has been the first cross-cultural management training firm in India, since 1982, celebrating 30 years this years. In this time, we have helped 100s of leaders, Country Managers, CEOs of Companies, leading executives and their teams to enter and/or work with India.

Managing Across Cultures conducts Relocation Trainings, “Working Effectively with India” workshops (on both sides of the ocean) for many of the leading MNCs that are now well established in India—and we continue to help many of them.

Managing Across Cultures has been called to help leaders of R&D Centers set up operations and create a “Culture of Innovation” and an effective work culture that interacts compatibly with their Western Counterparts. We can accurately identify and address the cultural challenges faced by western managers in India, as well as NRIs returning to work in India, while tuning in very well with the perceptions of leaders and managers in India.

Our President, Dr. Zareen Karani Araoz, has been spending at least 3-5 months based in India, working with MNCs in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and other places, understanding and identifying their business challenges that are people and culture-related and helping them overcome them and aim for excellence with their Indian teams.

For the past 25+ years, Dr. Araoz has also been a primary person called on by a range of multinationals, particularly IT and pharma firms, as well as financial institutions, to train Western teams, especially in the US and Europe, to work with India.

Dr. Araoz is also called on by most of the leading cross-cultural firms to be their “India Specialist” and so she has been exposed to a variety of clients and companies, both in coaching Global Leaders as well as working with Indian teams and their Western partners. She is fluent in English, German and Hindi and has lived in several of the states in India and so is familiar with several aspects of the diverse Indian culture and ways of working.”

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INDIA: the Land of Diversity

Modernity is Interspersed with the Traditional. “The creation of new values and the conservation of the old that have stood the test of time are both equally necessary.”
Jamal Khwaja

Indo-US Teams abound and are increasing. 34% employees at Microsoft are Indians. In NASA,36% or almost 4 out of 10 scientists are Indians.

There is much wisdom—even in the poorest. “Swami Vivekananda keenly felt that both the West and India needed each other for their mutual welfare & for the ultimate good of humanity” Politicians and Corporate Leaders in India and the US seem to feel the same today!

People in India work and toil through many challenges. Indians are the 13th most hardworking country in the world, better than Australia or Korea. The US is 9th.

There is color, grace and charm in the people of this fascinating country. “Even a sceptic can experience a miracle in spiritual India”
Tim Loft