Former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor and Bharti Retail (Walmart) COO Andrew Levermore presided over a discussion that focused on building cross-cultural communication between Indians and multinationals.
Global Adjustment CEO Ranjini Manian hosted the discussion as part of the release of Upworldly Mobile, her book aimed at equipping Indian managers and their expatriate colleagues with the cultural intelligence tools to succeed in business.
Dr. Shashi Tharoor, who wrote the foreword for Upworldly Mobile, engaged in a conversation on the book’s topics of behavioural adaptation with Andrew Levermore, COO Bharti Retail, (Walmart India).
In addition, the event marked the Delhi debut of GA’s signature photo competition, in which amateur and professional expatriate photographers showcase their view of India.
People from 13 nationalities submitted over 250 entries, with the winner receiving exciting prizes and the award-winning photographs featured in GA’s magazine Culturama.anian has drawn from her 16-year experience in interacting with business leaders from over 75 nationalities and globally minded Indians.
The book provides a wealth of practical advice and real-world scenarios.
The interactive discussion between Manian, Dr. Tharoor and Levermore went deep into some of the themes laid out in the book.
“Our business schools and technical centers are world-class, except in the neglected area of behavioral and cultural education,” says Manian.
“Upworldly Mobile reveals key secrets they don’t teach at business schools about how to hold your own in the global work environment today,” Manian added.
“By decoding behaviors and developing a culturally sensitive outlook, you will cement your relationships with international counterparts most effectively,” she said. (ANI)