About this course

Course Code TPWEI
Duration 1 Day

A Working Effectively with Indians programme will develop the necessary skills you require to collaborate effectively with your Indian colleagues or partners on virtual teams, projects or joint ventures.

The course will provide you with an understanding of the cultural drivers affecting the Indian mind set, communication styles and working practices and will help you to develop practical strategies to work more effectively with your Indian counterparts.

India has a diverse and complex culture influenced by a myriad of languages, religions and ethnicities. It offers a wealth of economic opportunities in addition to a large and highly-talented workforce to organisations that understand the cultural nuances of working in Indian. Build more effective relationships with your Indian counterparts through greater cultural sensitivity and an international mind set.

This course will be of benefit to you if you are:

  • Working on a project team with Indian colleagues
  • Establishing a joint venture with Indian partners
  • Working with third party suppliers in India
  • Communicating remotely with Indian colleagues

Delegates will learn how to

  • Greater understanding of Indian culture and working practices and how these impact expectations of business and social behaviours
  • Increased awareness of key drivers and motivators for performance in Indian business culture
  • Access to practical strategies for building more effective working relationships with Indian counterparts
  • A toolkit for communicating effectively with Indian colleagues, partners and suppliers


All our training courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients depending on their specific requirements and existing skill set. This course will typically include:

  • Indian culture: religion, languages, beliefs and customs
  • Key Indian cultural values and attitudes in the workplace: Hinduism and the traditional caste system, fatalism, collectivism, face, fluid concept of time
  • Interpreting and adapting to the Indian mindset
  • Relationship makers and breakers in India
  • Working practices in Indian business: scheduling and planning, company structure and hierarchy, meeting styles and protocol, the decision making process
  • Indian communication styles: high context style, Indianisms in English, interpreting non-verbal communication, indirect vs. direct styles and formal vs. informal styles
  • Potential challenges of working with Indians and practical solutions for overcoming them

1 Day


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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