Attracting and Retaining Leadership in India the Indian Way

Western multinationals that want to operate in India are finding that cultural differences make attracting, developing, and retaining talent India difficult. The first step is to create a joint sense of purpose.
- By Dave Desouza

India is a business destination for multinationals that appreciate its huge population, skilled and educated workforce, competitive labor rates, and growing middle class with accompanying demand.

The country has the second largest population in the world. India accounted for more than 20 percent of total capital allocated, per Rajiv Memani, chair of Ernst & Young’s Emerging Market Committee and one of the authors of the report India 2014 – Enabling the prospects. One of the most important challenges that Western companies wanting to do business in India face is culture-based business differences, meaning they cannot simply transfer Western talent management systems straight across to India. Leadership principles and st...

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