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Business Styles – India

13 March 2013

One of the world’s largest economies and one of the world’s richest cultures with its own variety of English, India has a similar number of English speakers to those in the UK & America combined.

Yet many Westerners say they have difficulty communicating effectively with some Indian colleagues.  Here are ten tips you can use to help build successful working relationships.

Keep it Simple! The Business Benefits of Plain English

12 March 2013

Society is becoming more and more consumer orientated and with stiffer competition in all sectors, businesses really need to do what they can to ensure customer satisfaction and retention. However, when looking at strategies to deal with these issues, one area that is often overlooked is how a business communicates with its clients.

Business Styles – The Middle East

04 March 2013

Obviously, many of those you deal with will have been educated in or be familiar with the UK or the US.  Also, traditionally, these countries have relied on foreign labour, particularly Indian and Pakistani, to run businesses. However, there are big changes as the Gulf states diversify their economies and increasingly try to involve their own citizens in the workforce. In Oman, for example, despite dependence on a predominantly South Asian workforce, the government is making determined efforts to find employment for local Omanis.

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