About the time you start packing your bags for your trip to India, the question dawns on you.
What am I doing?
Maybe it’s clear for you. You are training some colleagues. You are finding some suppliers. You are volunteering. You are choosing a vendor. You are attending a conference. (Do make sure you have the right visa for each of these!)
However, when you return and start unpacking your bags, you might suddenly realize the trip wasn’t as obviously successful as you thought it was. No one seems to be doing the things you trained them on. No one is replying to your repeated emails. All the processes you put in place seem to be falling apart.
You are left with a few pictures and a sinking feeling in your stomach that the trip was wasted. [Read more…]