About the Book :
What should you wear when your American colleague invites you to an informal dinner? What is the correct way to address a business associate you are meeting for the first time? When should you shake hands, and when is the right time to bow or do namaste? How can you manage as an Indian abroad when you are faced with unfamiliar food? What clicks with a German client, and how do you win over a Japanese partner? If you get an important business call in the middle of an equally important meeting, should you take it? Is it possible to be succinct in an email without being curt?
With real-life examples from world leaders that inspire emulation and featuring an easy ‘pick-a-page’ format, Upworldly Mobile is the ideal companion for Indian managers dealing with expatriate colleagues and global workplaces. It is equally useful for foreign managers looking to decode Indian work practices. Drawing on the author’s business interactions with C-level executives of thousands of multinationals across seventy-six nationalities, this book aims to help develop a culturally sensitive outlook that will cement relationships with international counterparts most effectively.
About the Author :
Ranjini Manian is founder–CEO of Global Adjustments, India’s premier relocation, realty and cross-cultural services company. She has had clients from seventy-five nationalities over sixteen years and has lived, worked and travelled in dozens of countries.
A multicultural expert, Ranjini pioneered India’s first free cultural magazine for expatriates,Culturama, and is the architect of the crosscultural e-learning portal www.globalindian.com. She has authored Doing Business in India for Dummies, and is a sought-after speaker. She served on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University. She lives in Chennai, India, with her husband and two children.