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Aarti Kelshikar

  • Aarti Kelshikar is an intercultural consultant and coach with over fifteen years of work experience in India, Singapore and the Philippines.

  • She has been associated with two US-based global mobility companies, for which she has delivered customized intercultural training programmes for professionals relocating worldwide.

  • She is also a consultant with a leadership development company in India, for which she has conducted workshops on building a global mindset and enhancing executive presence.

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Testimonials

“Having lived and worked in seven different countries, I know first-hand how dramatic a role culture plays in the workplace.  Educating oneself ahead of time can help tremendously and make one’s transition to a new situation easier, richer, and more meaningful.  It can also prevent potential misunderstandings and embarassing mistakes!  I wish this book had been available to me before moving to India, and I recommend it to any expat considering a transition there.”

Amy Sebes, Former International School Teacher And Spouse Of Former US Consul General

Testimonials

I have known Aarti since 2007, when we had both moved to the Philippines. I have had the pleasure of closely following Aarti’s career since as she moved roles effortlessly between cultural sensitivity training, professional coaching and authoring a book. She is highly committed, meticulous and enthusiastic in her work. Aarti brings a hundred percent of herself to anything she does.

Meenakshi Sanghi, Former Marketing Communications Professional

Testimonials

“Having lived and worked in seven different countries, I know first-hand how dramatic a role culture plays in the workplace.  Educating oneself ahead of time can help tremendously and make one’s transition to a new situation easier, richer, and more meaningful.  It can also prevent potential misunderstandings and embarassing mistakes!  I wish this book had been available to me before moving to India, and I recommend it to any expat considering a transition there.”

Amy Sebes, Former International School Teacher And Spouse Of Former US Consul General

About My Book

How India Works
How India WorksBy Aarti Kelshikar

Summary

An article in the Harvard Business Review once said that the most valuable skill for the 21st century manager is the ability to work across cultures. Around the world, it is increasingly recognized that an understanding of a country’s work culture plays a significant part in success at one’s job. Every group of people has subtle drivers of behaviour, values and beliefs, an understanding of which could help you navigate your way around the workplace.

Indians are no exception. We have some innate strengths that we seldom take credit for. Like the uncommon capacity to deal with ambiguity and to think on the fly; the emphasis we place on forming and sustaining relationships at work; and the willingness to go beyond the call of duty as we see our jobs as an extension of our personal lives. And then there are traits that may confuse the uninitiated at first and need some getting used to – such as saying ‘yes’ to an assigned task when we actually mean ‘no’, our flexible attitude to time, and the famous Indian head wag.

Based on extensive interviews with corporate leaders –Indians as well as expatriates and repatriates, who offer insider and outsider perspectives on the psyche of the Indian in the workplace – How India Works is a guide to the cultural nuances and complexities of working in India. It will make your life in office a little easier.

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