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The Global Adjustments Academy understands culture as a collective behaviour that dictates people’s way of life and has a significant impact on business and productivity. Our workshops & programs are unique in their interactive formats, custom-developed materials and practical takeaways. We offer various in-person & virtual programs to clients across the world. With an exclusive, multi-cultural team of trainers, facilitators & content creators who are well-travelled and have experiences from varied industries

Cultural Sensitization

Communicate, participate in teams, and have a deeper understanding of another culture. Our programmes include:

Building Cultural Intelligence

As globalization has rendered the business environment more complex, dynamic, and competitive, the ability to function effectively in different cultural contexts has never been more important for organizations.

What’s in it for the organisation?

Maximise the return on investment in interactions with a specific country by equipping teams to span the globe and synchronise corporate behaviour

Modules could include

  1. Understanding layers of culture
  2. Business communication across borders
  3. Country-specific social behaviour
  4. Cultural sensitivity
  5. Indian roots, global wings
  6. Real-life solutions through interaction with a country-specific expert

Outcome

The ability to interact more effectively with foreign clients, colleagues and customers.

Taste of India

Discover India through all your five senses in one day. A perfect short program to help understand the complexities and diverse cultural and workplace behavior of India.

What’s in it for the organisation?

Increased sensitivity resulting in successful business relationship with clients and counterparts in India.

Modules could include

  1. Fragrance of India – a traditional welcome
  2. Know India – an overview of India with historical insights and Indian wisdom to interpret modern behaviour
  3. Indian beats – dance and music appreciation as an Indian way of life
  4. Indian kitchen aromas – the SPICE trail
  5. The touch and feel of Indian fabric – traditional Indian attire
  6. A taste of India – regional cuisine and dining tutorial

Outcome

Walk through the programme with five senses and walk out with a sixth sense – a wonder of India

Returning to Live and Work in India

While living far away in another country and in a different environment, home evokes nostalgia and warmth. However, the reality after one is back might be different. This program sets you on your feet as soon as you are back.

What’s in it for the organisation?

  1. Preventing burn-out and frustration for the participants
  2. Giving them a chance to look at India as a newcomer

Modules could include

  1. What has changed and what is the same
  2. Reverse culture shock
  3. Understanding India inside out
  4. A re-introduction into social and professional networks

Outcome

  1. Action plans for living and working in India and managing the repatriation process successfully
  2. An awareness of the change due to the expatriate experience

Global Children

Young children do not have direct experience of global cultures and differences between cultural practices will be confusing for them adding that global knowledge is beyond their assimilating capacity. We help bridge that gap.

What’s in it for the organisation?

Well-settled families, leading to effective employee productivity

Modules could include

  1. Introduction – an exciting module with games that will help the participants learn about the history and geography of the host country
  2. Accept responsibility – understand what role they would play in the success of their parents’ assignment
  3. School life – an interactive module on the education system of the host country
  4. Social life – strategies on how to be socially active while maintaining relationships with friends and family from the home country

Outcome

Helping young adults (recommended age – 5 and above) to transition from India to a foreign country, or from overseas to India, and minimising culture shock

The India Business

India is today one of the three largest Asian economies in terms of purchasing power parity. However, navigating through its policies, cultural and hierarchical work landscapes is not easy. Here we breakdown the process and elaborate the methods of ease of doing business in India

What’s in it for the organisation?

  1. Improved business efficiency through enhanced and productive long-term business relationships

Modules could include

  1. Managing Indian teams
  2. Do’s and don’ts of Indian business etiquette
  3. Indian communication styles
  4. Differences in management styles
  5. Solutions to the challenges of multi-cultural teams

Optional Additional Modules

  1. Negotiating
  2. Managing change
  3. Managing conflict
  4. Managing virtual teams

Outcome

  1. Greater understanding and effectiveness when working with colleagues from all over India (region-specific)

Spouse Support

Relocating spouses and families play a crucial role in the decision-making and well-being of expat employees. Our well-rounded programs help in expat assignments a success

What’s in it for the organisation?

  1. Family issues are the number one reason foreign work assignments fail. A supported and cared-for spouse translates into an employee that has more energy and motivation to be productive in and out of the office

Modules could include

  1. Prior to move – pre-arrival advice
  2. Handling culture shock and relocation blues
  3. Guided tour around your new home to discover practical hidden treasures
  4. Maids and Madams – handling domestic staff
  5. Monthly follow-up – coffee mornings

Outcome

  1. Families that are prepared and equipped to enjoy their India experience and support their working partner

Business Communication

Learn the key principles to communicate effectively and optimize business

Global Communication – P.R.O.U.D

What’s in it for the organisation?

  1. Gaining a competitive edge via confident teams
  2. Enhance proficiency in communication throughout the organisation

Modules could include

  1. Proactive – timeliness of your communication
  2. Respectful – tone of your communication
  3. Oriented to solutions – end result of your communication
  4. Understandable – clarity of your communication
  5. Direct – organisation of your communication

Outcome

  1. The ability to communicate efficiently and confidently with clients and stakeholders across cultures

Global Negotiations

What’s in it for the organisation?

  1. Protecting value and increasing profits through intelligent negotiation

Modules could include

  1. How negotiations are affected by culture
  2. Pace and place
  3. Discussion style
  4. Humble arrogance
  5. Strengthening your alternatives
  6. Real-life negotiation practice

Outcome

  1. The ability to negotiate with skills across cultures

Workplace Behaviour

Exhibit professional behaviour to make your clients and colleagues feel comfortable while working with you

Increasing Client Engagement

What’s in it for the organisation?

  1. The competitive advantage of confidently sending equipped team members to engage with foreign clients at seminars or on-site meetings

Modules could include

  1. Making the best first impression
  2. Executive presence
  3. Assertive behaviour
  4. Power dressing
  5. Dining etiquette
  6. Small talk and conversation skills
  7. Social and business networking

Outcome

  1. Empowered and confident team members who display worldwide business etiquette in both social and business contexts to make a lasting positive impression on clients and stakeholders around the world

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

What’s in it for the organisation?

  1. A safer work environment for all

Modules could include

  1. Introduction – what is sexual harassment and what it is not
  2. Types of sexual harassment at the workplace
  3. Reasons that contribute to sexual harassment at the workplace
  4. Prevent, prohibit and protect – a module on how to combat sexual harassment and understand the rights as an employee/employer

Outcome

  1. Awareness of what constitutes sexual harassment at the workplace and how to contribute to a safe work environment

Campus to Corporate: Global Citizen

What’s in it for the organisation?

An inclusive mindset that is sensitive to all cultures and leads to a productive workforce

Modules could include

  1. Forces that drive the world
  2. Workplace expectations around the world
  3. Acing first impressions
  4. Managing client expectations
  5. Communicating across cultures

Outcome

  1. Participants equipped to successfully interact and communicate on global teams with colleagues and clients from various locations

Gender Diversity

What’s in it for the organisation?

  1. Retention of women employees – they stay where they are valued
  2. Harnessing the power of harmony amidst diversity

Modules could include

  1. Leadership styles between genders
  2. Increase gender intelligence
  3. Supervise, negotiate and manage
  4. Negotiating with men and women
  5. Strategising gender diversity in meetings
  6. Conflict resolutions between men and women

Outcome

  1. Insights into gender relationships at the work place
  2. Gender-based leadership
  3. Equal, unique and shared roles for a healthy team

Leadership & Coaching

Communicate, participate in teams, and have a deeper understanding of another culture

Global Leadership Styles

What’s in it for the organisation?

Building the leadership pipeline with a synchronized corporate culture and leaders capable of guiding teams in multiple cultural environments

Modules could include

  1. The four dominant styles of organisations and leadership
  2. Management across the globe and across generations
  3. Successful virtual teams
  4. Global meetings

Outcome

  1. Empowered leaders who hold a strategic tool to customize their own style and best manage diverse teams as well as clients

Women on Board

What’s in it for the organisation?

Loyal, productive and happy women workforce

Modules could include

  1. Power – Assertiveness to achieve organisational and personal goals
  2. Identity – Recognise one’s strength of character and leverage it to build credibility
  3. Confidence – Essay crucial tasks with equal ease and confidence in the professional world as well as in the home front
  4. Image – Build your style with first impressions and lasting executive presence, without giving up traditional values

Outcome

Professional women who assume power, create and conform to their own identity, and stride ahead with confidence

Language Courses

What’s in it for the organisation?

  1. Local Indian languages for expats & Indians
  2. Foreign languages

Our other popular cultural programs for Indians and expats alike –

  1. Increasing client engagement
  2. PROUD – Communication Program
  3. Worldwide Business Etiquette/Building a Global Mindset

For our virtual programs:-

360 marketing services

  1. Culturama
  2. India’s only cultural magazine for expats
  3. Coffee table books
  4. 25 year publishing experience leveraged lfor all customized content and print
  5. 360 marketing
  6. Digital Integrated communication solutions for companies

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