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This book is about Teamwork culture in India. This Revised version has a new chapter on "Chalta-hai" attitude of Indians. It discusses the Teamwork related issues, and suggests ways to overcome them. These ideas are communicated through the story of John and his 'Anna'.
This book analyzes the work place behavior of Indians. It provides insight into how that particular behavior evolved, and also suggests techniques to overcome the negative influence of those behavior patterns.These Teamwork improving ideas are communicated through a fictitious story revolving around an American managing a software team in India.
“John, a young American manager from the IT department of a major retail chain, comes to India to execute an IT project. This is the first overseas assignment for John. Dheeraj, Program Manager at India office, has been entrusted with the responsibility of helping and guiding John.
Each chapter highlights one typical issue. It starts with John facing a problem then approaching Dheeraj for help. Dheeraj guides John in solving the problem. During this process Dheeraj shares some examples of his life and expresses his understanding of the reasons behind the situation, and gives suggestions on how it can be solved."
This book addresses the common issues such as
* Missing deadlines in-spite of the team working for long hours;
* The Yes Sir / Yes Madam culture;
* The prevalent Communication problems Indian teams have;
* The resistance to use the tools or share the knowledge, etc.,
It highlights the need for improving the Indian Teamwork culture for effective project execution and for all-round growth of the country.
Thota Ramesh, hailing from Madikonda - a village in Southern India - is the youngest of the nine children of Mr. Thota Durgaiah and Mrs. Thota Agamma. He is greatly influenced in the development of rational approach and scientific thinking by his father, a retired Head Master and a great educationist.
Thota Ramesh is a postgraduate in Business Administration and a software engineer by profession with 25 plus years of experience.
He has studied Psychology, learned Magic & Hypnotism to understand the working of the mind. He believes in educating people to see reason and live happily. He strives to do his bit through seminars and writing articles/books. He feels majority of human beings are good, but they allow bad things to happen as they are fearful and unassertive. He currently lives in Hyderabad with his wife and son (his daughter has moved to Danbury, CT, USA).