One thing that stood out to me during our tour of the campus was walking into one of the buildings that was a dedicated office for a specific client located in the U.S. and seeing Christmas decorations everywhere. As it turned out they had a Christmas decoration contest and they still had the decorations up. This surprised me because I know Christianity is the third most populous religion in the country, but walking into that room, it seemed as if they celebrated Christmas more than we did in my office, where although there are a lot of Christians, it is not politically correct to acknowledge the holiday as being religiously significant in a work setting anymore. I later found out that this was nothing abnormal and Christmas has been celebrated for a long time in India, although it's not necessarily celebrated as a religious holiday for most. This is also another way for the employees to be more in touch with counterparts in the U.S. as well.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Our final corporate visit was to Zensar, they reminded me of a smaller Infosys. They had a very nice campus, the employees who spoke to us had the same message to tell us about looking to the future and exploring new markets to take advantage of growth outside the U.S. One big difference between Infosys and Zensar is that Zensar is actually part of a bigger firm called RPG Enterprises that comprises of many other companies in different industries.