Tag Archives : India

Leading Ethical Practices Across Cultures

“Local sales people say clients are accustomed to expensive gifts and entertainment, beyond our policies and potentially bribery.” “We’ve encountered ‘elastic truth’ in this project. Can we trust them?” “We’re hiring in Country X, are there specific COI (Conflict of Interest) issues to include in employee orientation?” Ethical dilemmas occur for us all, but when […]



Is that a Yes that I hear??

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. – Mohandas Gandhi Its 9:00 p.m in Mountain View, California (USA) and you are on what feels like a never ending teleconference call with your team in Chennai, India. After the presentation, you ask, so […]

How Different Styles Saved the Software

Abstract Three engineers, an Asian-American, an Indian and a European-American manager rescue a web programming application, but almost fail in the process.  It takes the combination of each culture’s approach to assemble diverse engineering knowledge in the organization and create a breakthrough in time to launch the high priority software. Case Study I’m Rick, an […]