Prejudices and generalizations: Indians & Eastern Europeans

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Hugo Messer is a Dutch entrepreneur, distributed agile team specialist, and author. He is the founder and owner of Bridge Global, a software services provider, and ekipa.co., an agile coaching agency. He has been building and managing teams around the world for the past several years. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make global cooperation work.

5 thoughts on “Prejudices and generalizations: Indians & Eastern Europeans
  1. Statistics is a good science in the hands of an expert. But for all others it is a good way to propagate a lie. This happens everywhere. Bad stories spread fast. If one is already biased about outsourcing to India then they will be using such stories. But a good decision maker always uses good statistical methods.

  2. most issues in outsourcing (to india) stem from wrong expectations and insufficient attention given to the process. Like information technology 30 years ago it is a major business opportunity, not a magic bullet that solves all problems.

  3. But when there is smoke you can say beyond reasonable doubt there is fire ;)

  4. This is really a good topic. Mainly the cultural differences are the main reasons for all these misunderstandings. High expectations and take it for Granted attitude from the developed countries by delegating the task is enough are the few problems. The unavailability of the people when we try to coordinate or getting help on some topics normally they are not available or do not have time. In this case, the customer does not extend the deadline but want the tasks to finished in the same deadline and expect the highest quality of work.

    They have to undestand with the experience and long term association one can learn about the customer expectations and the requirements. This time should be given to any company irrespective of outsourcing or offshore development center to understand what exactly they need and what exactly has to be done.

    If the customer is ready to visit the outsourcing company then all the cultural differences and the gap can be reduced easily and a smooth collaboration can be had.

    This is my opinion.

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