I believe that advancement in technology is the way forward. There is no turning back from where we are and I won’t be awe-struck to see a day when there may be a technology to contact God too. Ok! That idea maybe a little too farfetched, but you get the drift. We are progressing in terms of technology and every country is gloriously contributing to that pool and India has done some phenomenal contribution too.
I discovered Lean & Six Sigma a few years back. It was not love at first sight, I gradually started to believe in it and use it. Recently, while being exposed to it through my job, I got familiar with Scrum & Agile and yes, this time I fell madly in love. I got certified in both of them, applied both of them separately in different projects and workshops but at some point of time I started asking myself how and if both of them would work together. Could it ever be possible?
“And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!”.. said William Wallace in the movie – Brave heart.
One of the first things I remember when I got my new job as a manager is the constant flow of congratulations, emails, smiley faces, likes, endorsements and even a salary raise together with a slightly bigger office.
The second thing relates to the following weeks when I was spending evenings searching, reading and asking about what were the things that I should do differently from what I did as an individual performer.
As Coaching is a development tool that lies at the opposite end of the spectrum to command and control, Coaching culture is an organizational development model that provides the structure that defines how the organization’s members can best interact with their working environment and how the best results are obtained and measured.
As the major skill-gaps they were facing were related with managers or entrepreneurs experience regarding business expansion: not turning vision into specific goals, lack of analytical skills, thinking of the box ( more often inside the box), making emotional decisions, lack of experience in leading major projects, logistics challenges;
Behaviors and practices change as you move from one town to another. Imagine the kind of differences in practices and etiquette when you go to a completely different country. Take for example the most basic of habits, the way people wash their behinds in different countries. The western countries use a paper roll and the South East Asian countries use water. What-er problem for westerners to come to India or vice versa, isn’t it?
Why I’m an intercultural trainer
My name is Rana Singh Johal and from my name you should be able to tell quite a lot about me, even though you may never have met me. My first name is a contraction of my actual name but may suggest that either I am a woman of Arabic background (as in the writer and broadcaster Rana Kabbani) or perhaps a man of Indian or Pakistani background. Further detail about my heritage is identified by my middle name, Singh. This is a middle name (or surname) common to males from Sikh families, but were I a woman of such origin my middle name or surname would be Kaur – so you can tell I’m not a woman, but a man of Sikh heritage. Finally, my family name is Johal and Johals are a Sikh clan from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. From knowing my name you get clues to my gender, my religious affiliation and my ethnic and cultural origin. Names still have meaning and purpose in many parts of the world, but not so much with Western names. For example, my brother in law is called Clive Frankson – how much could you glean about him from that?
Today, than ever business success requires intercultural awareness and effective cross cultural communication skills. Working, meeting, dealing, entertaining, negotiating and corresponding with colleagues or clients from different cultures can be a minefield. One wrong movement or an error in basic understanding could ruin or delay months of work.