Working with other cultures: How to do business in IndiaSummary:This article describes the most important facts which should be considered at the meeting with Indian business partners. It covers various essential points, from language through to negotiating. Business people from India are about the same as that from the Bregenz Forest. Without trust nothing works, and that has to be earned hard. In India, you can get the confidence of the people more easily, if you regard some certain facts:Language:During the meeting, the Indian business people will talk to each other Hindi. Don’t get upset, Hindi is their central government formal language and they review the issues in their mother tongue. Enjoy the break and definitely try not to speed up the meeting!Hierarchy:In India the social class system has a presence in every situation. For people in our culture it is hard to imagine, but there, nobody does a less important work. So never please the secretary to refill the soap in the toilet.