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Doing Business in India For Dummies® by Ranjini Manian

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Instilling Loyalty in Your Team

A company’s HR department didn’t use to be incredibly important, but now they’ve become a critical department that’s charged with the task of motivating, improving, and retaining staff. Increasing company loyalty is extremely important, and it often helps to have an Indian HR manager working with any Western personnel in that department so that the employee lifecycle is well understood and addressed at various stages.

Your HR department—whether that’s you or a staff of fifty—needs to make your company as attractive as possible. In this section, I let you know what it takes to hang on to and motivate your new Indian team.

Developing your company culture

After you present the bigger picture of who you are as a company and what you hope to achieve, you next have to inspire your team and develop a sense of unity and company culture. Here are a few pointers:

Make sure your company’s culture comes through in your vision statement and mission statement.
Display your vision and mission statements prominently in the workplace—employees can have a constant reminder of what they’re trying to accomplish as part of a team of dedicated individuals.
Give your staff members cross-cultural training so they understand the similarities between your culture and theirs and can figure out how to adapt to differences. Sue Fox’s book, Business Etiquette For Dummies

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