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re: Hey Jan, I am an Indian developer myself, and have some experience as an off-shore developer. You make a lot of interesting observations, and I ap...
 

I didn't understand one thing from your article, whether you've had outsourced the work to a offshore agency or you have an offshore office in Bangalore? Because that can make a lot of difference in having a more cohesive culture.

It was an offshore office with about 5.000 employees. What difference does it make in your opinion?

I am also curious to know how did the team do in terms of the above two points you mentioned about coaching.

I wouldn't say bad but unfortunately not very well. I think this is imprinted in their minds so they won't be able to switch that quickly after having worked for years with a different mindset. But maybe it was there managers. We did't have any German over there to really know what went on.

 

It was an offshore office with about 5.000 employees. What difference does it make in your opinion?

I worked as an offshore team through a tech consultancy for a Dutch company, and there was always a hesitation to reach out to Dutch team, as they were our clients and we had a fear of looking bad. Even though the Dutch team would've probably been ok fielding some of our dumb questions, but there was the added scrutiny of our own management that we feared.

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