Don’t do India alone.
I think that’s the best advice anyone could give on how to survive here. Whether you are signing up for a three-year assignment with a multi-national, or just trying to establish a life in India, nothing is more helpful than a circle of friends.
One of the best things about a circle of friends is hearing their stories. Stories from people who have been exactly where you are now, and figured out a thing or two along the way.
To help with this, I’m happy to announce the Working with India Podcast – conversations with people who have worked with India for a long time and have insights to share. We’ll discuss how to transition to an Indian style of working, develop leaders, implement processes, prepare for repatriation, and much more.
The first episode features Andrew Mogendorff, who recently completed a three-year assignment with Target in Bangalore. Andrew came to India with his wife and two young children.
Here’s what you can expect from the first podcast:
- What you should consider before hiring someone with a services background
- How to create a safe place in your leadership without micromanaging
- Learn whether Andrew became more direct or more indirect in his communication and leadership while in India
- Andrew’s top tip for carving out some family time when you are in the office all day and on calls all night
- Some brilliant insights on how to make sure your repatriation process goes as smoothly as possible
You can listen directly from the player below, download it from the link, or subscribe in iTunes.