Vodcast #006 - Jugaad by Sunaina Vij (blog)
Updated: Jul 28, 2020
Welcome! The guest speaker of this episode is Sunaina, our featured Growth Catalyst specializing in facilitating Cultural Intelligence (CQ), who is going to share with us an Indian philosophy - Jugaad. The concept of Jugaad helps Indians navigate through problems, no matter big or small, short-term or long-term.
Jugaad, in essence, means creating opportunities under adversity with limited resources. This spirit is well demonstrated by Indians due to a booming population but insufficient resources. Against this situation, Indians are good at formulating strategies & planning to make things work.
If you are interested in Indian culture or Jugaad, this video is just for you.
About the Speaker:
Sunaina is an Interculturalist and a linguist. Based in Mumbai, she founded The Bridge to facilitate intercultural growth in the multicultural subcontinent of India. She is a certified Cultural Intelligence facilitator (CQ) and is associated with various organisations such as American School of Bombay, Alliance française de Bombay and Renaissance Strategic Consultant Pvt. ltd. She also led the pre/post congress workshop committee and was a member of the SIETAR Europa (Society for Intercultural Training and Research) 2019 organising committee. With over a decade of experience, she has worked with the senior management of different organisations such as AREVA India Pvt Ltd., Ernst & Young, Intelnet Global and State Bank of India- Société Générale. She works with various organisations in India and expats living in Mumbai to facilitate global leadership training, cross-cultural team building, negotiation and communication. Her areas of expertise include Cross-Cultural communication, Cultural Intelligence facilitation and inclusive work practice. She is a FLE specialist (teaching French as foreign language). She knows English, Hindi, French and three Indian regional languages.