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Honest question here-hw do I work better with Indians who come over frm India(on-site) to client?My patience with them is at an all time low since they jst dnt gt the methodology & hate owning anythng

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Stop making it an Indian-thing, just because you have to deal with some difficult resources. There are many smart Indians across all levels of all consulting firms - which says something. Spend some time understanding cultural differences. Ask them for honest feedback on you, and it may open your eyes. Also, just because you start the post with "Honest Question" does not hide your racial bias - something that Indians have to deal with every fuckin day.

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I am an Indian u twat !!

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The best way I found is to show a good implementation of the methodology and also make sure that you give them detailed instructions preferably something written. The only way to make them own something is to show them live examples.

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Consultant OP is a rookie. Forgive him

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My Indian colleagues are pretty great - some awesome- including offshore. We do have some newbies that struggle at first but they really ramp up quickly. It helps when you partner the newbies with more experienced Indian colleagues who get the culture clash and can show them the ropes.

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How is it generalizing when we only get offshore from India ?? Fact is a fact. Agreed you can have smart offshore folks. I never denied that. Am not making this an Indian or racial thing, instead you are. If you have some real advice, am all ears.

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I manage a group of Indians. I have learned they do well with specific steps (1-2-3) but have a hard time thinking outside the box. They also don't understand American business very well and will go down a rabbit hole quickly. I give them specific expectations and specific timelines ("I expect it will take X hours") . That helps as I slowly teach them business.

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The question is regarding their work culture in India and how it does not directly translate to the work culture here in the US... not about them racially.

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Calling me names still doesn't change the fact that you are generalizing and also not being culturally sensitive.

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OP i dont think it is a fact... We get offshore from China and Chile and we get good and bad. Maybe not your intention but you did generalize it as an Indian thing... Maybe you need to coach them about why they need to own things

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It is because they have not worked a lot in client facing roles in the US and hence they have some reluctance. It's a matter of them gaining some confidence, which in turn depends on your management and leadership style. Guide them initially and show some belief in them. It would work for sure.

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This is the most racist belittling post I've ever seen in my life. Unbelievable

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How about you try to actually help them and explain how you want them to change? Too many side line complainers. If you were sent to a different country where the work culture is different, I'm sure you'd appreciate if your colleagues were honest and helpful with you

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@D1 /P1 - I think that's an approach but I have seen that they are very reluctant to take on any direct responsibility. They prefer staying in the background and supporting rather than taking a direct client facing role.

Thank is D3. That's another good way but sadly it's not that big a team

Generalizations exist for a reason...

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