Think like a migrant, act like a local

Migrants and locals are two sides of a coin—a journey of collaborative adaptation
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We all migrants and hosts need to be aware of cultural differences and sensitives. More understanding you have more integration is possible and more benefit can be reaped for both parties.
Critical things to remember in adaptation process, understanding of behaviour and perspective from both ends are very essential to embrace and work collaboratively.
So migrants who want to succeed in new land or organisations who are working or sending migrants around the world, all need to understand different culture and communication to get the optimum result. Because Human resource are the heart and soul of any business.


  • A willingness to learn
  • Interest in the people side of business


Who do we call migrants? It may be you or me, moving from one place to another to improve our lives. It can be inter country, intra country or even rural to urban. Statistically, the maximum number of human migrations across the world happened in the last decade—and it is increasing every day.

Migrants and locals are two sides of a coin—a journey of collaborative adaptation necessary from both ends. We all struggle during this process from fear of uncertainty, culture shock, change in perception, value system and style of communication. As human beings are the heart and soul of any business, understanding different perspectives and behaviour are crucial in reaping the optimum outcome. Migration—wherever it happens, it always brings socio economic growth and in today’s hyper connected mobile world is truly a relevant topic.

·         Think like a migrant – use your practice of adaption to strive for success

·         Act like a local – collaborate, socialise and adapt to the ways of your new homeland

Who this course is for:

  • Learning and Development in corporates
  • Employee Induction programs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Migrant Professionals


Goutam Basak
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 138 Reviews
  • 5,498 Students
  • 2 Courses

Goutam considers himself as Mathematics Honours and Masters in Information Technology by education, entrepreneur by logic, egalitarian by heart, life and learning are joyfully synonymous by attitude. Author of “Jailbreak : Unblock the friend within to conquer this big small world”, "Think Like a Migrant Act Like a Local", instructor of two e-learning courses. He has gone on to found successful consultancy company, Infonity ( They are in HR consulting, recruitment and human analytics. They are also specialised in Workforce Diversity and Mental Health Consulting for organizations and governments. Currently they are operating nationally in Australia. In March 2014 Infonity started operations in India, focusing on early intervention on mental health. Vast experience from his early odd jobs to established corporate roles in several IT companies has sown the seeds for these courses. He worked in 14 jobs in 7 different industries has given him invaluable experience in understanding how people think and act.

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