What are the common or local business practices in India?
Indians tend to make business on a personal and very friendly basis. If you’re not used to this rather laid-back atmosphere, you need to be very patient and flexible.
English is used as a business language in India. Therefore, it is not necessary to translate any company materials or business cards. This would be hard anyway since there are many key Indian languages spoken in India, besides Hindi.
India’s society is very hierarchical and, since roles and status are extremely important, you should be respectful towards higher-ranking people. It is best to use academic titles when addressing Indians.
We have been operating in Indian market for decades and the management team has experience in decades of operating in the Indian market. We understand Indian business practices and can translate in your language to make things easier. We can help you in understanding many areas including and not limited to:
- Planning business meetings
- Business dinners
- Greetings and small talk
- Business cards and how to handle them
- Business gifts in India
- Social protocols at business meetings
- The way of communicating at Indian business meetings
- Making business decisions
- Corruption in India