An epochal journey began for all of us enrolled into the batch of 2016-18 when we stepped into the portals of SIBM Hyderabad campus. The Induction program marked the beginning of this journey, it was spread across four days starting on 15thJune 2016 and was concluded on 18thJune with an out bound activity. The programme was inaugurated by a renowned entrepreneur Mr. Devendra Surana, Director of Surana Group of companies and was also graced with the presence of professionals from top organizations like HSBC, Cognizant, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, SLK Spinners Ltd.
The Guests held interactive sessions with the students of SIBM- Hyderabad. The talks focused on their corporate journeys, enlightened the students with the industry expectations and how the students could mould themselves to fit into the business culture of the corporate industry.
The interactive session left an ineffable mark on the minds of the next-generation managers, entrepreneurs and leaders. The students put across a wide spectrum of questions to the seasoned professionals ranging from their personal experience to the intricate functioning of the industry.
The inaugural session on the first day commenced with the welcome address delivered by Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain- Director, SIBM-Hyderabad followed by an eclectic line-up of speakers from both industry and academia. A session delivered by Mr. Pramod Chandrasekhar, VP – Capability Building, Global Transformation Centre, HSBC, Hyderabad highlighted on success stories of the world renowned CEOs. The day concluded with an Ice-breaking session where the new batch had the opportunity to get to know each other and learn the essential skills required by a manager to be competent in the corporate world.
The key learning of the day was to evaluate one’s coordinates on Focus v/s Energy levels and to try and to improve on achieving a higher level of productivity which was on the similar lines of a BCG matrix that is used to evaluate the coordinates of a business entity, how to manage fear and doubt and bring about optimism that would yield better results.
The second day saw the briefings from the in-house college faculty and staff members ranging from academics to amenities provided by the college. The session began with an introductory speech delivered by Dr. K.P Venugopala Rao, Deputy Director, SIBM-Hyderabad. The speakers who followed stressed on KASH – Knowledge, Attitude, Skill and Habits as the key factors for success.
The third-day kicked-off with an insightful speech by Mr. Abhirama Krishna, Director, South State Business School who stressed upon ethics and laid thrust upon loyalty to the job and cited suitable reasons.
The session was followed by some exhilarating speeches delivered by Industry stalwarts like Mr. Koshy Verghese, Senior Advisor of SLK Spinners Ltd and Former Group President of Nagarjuna Group of Industries who focused on ethics at work and put forth golden rules in management that would help an individual to be successful, Dr. Ravi Prakash Mathur, Senior Director SCM – Head of Logistics and Central Planning of Dr. Reddy’s Labs Ltd who spoke about the deliverables of a manager and a leader and highlighted the importance of being updated with the market trends and cited real-life examples when leaders failed to adapt to market-shifts and the last session saw Mr. Sachin Chaudhari, Associate Director – Learning & Development, Cognizant speak about operations in an IT organization dealing with multiple clients especially the banking sector.
The fourth and final day was an outbound activity to Deccan Trails that was hosted by professional corporate trainers which included management activities and a trek that helped the students bond with each other. The management activities included tasks that taught us about management skills and team work and we believe that this learning will help us in achieving great strides in the corporate world.
The Induction Program also had a 90-minute Yoga session on each of the days which was facilitated by Ashok Vankineni & Team who suggested on practising it as a life-long activity and also highlighted it as a potential stress-buster and the associated health benefits over a period of time.
About the Author:
PaniendraDutt Kolluru is pursuing his 1st yr. MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management- Hyderabad with Marketing as his specialization. He has two years of work-ex in a manufacturing company and is passionate about a career in Marketing & Sales.