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An offsite to remember

This is the first time I was called for an offsite, although I have been a part of various training programs in my career. I have also been involved in delivering process training to external business associates at one point of time.

Was I to expect the unexpected, as I had no clue how much fun was in store with loads of learning….

We are individuals with our own perspective about everything we are do, which is far narrower than we actually think. Individual perspective, knowledge and skills or expertise does not contribute to anything unless and until communicated or shared with people who are driven by it to accomplish any goal set forward.

My purpose of writing here is not to bring in a different insight to anything but to co-relate the management concepts and perspective to what happened at the offsite. I would highlight the concept of Organisational Behaviour and how it takes a company from nascent stage and completes the life cycle of the organisation.

Organisational Behaviour is a science which determines Individual-Organisational relationships.

For instance, in case the employees are not satisfied or motivated to work, their frequent absence is a strong indicator of the poor individual-organisational relationship. This usually results in either loosing the employee physically or mentally.

The offsite seems to have meaningfully helped us in developing a bond. This was evident from the smiles in the different pairs of eyes. If we, as an organisation, respect the bond with deeds in future and our work would be more than mere transactional activities. This kind of bonding goes a long way in achieving the organisational goals that can only be achieved by moving in a singular direction.

The offsite experience has definitely boosted the intension of the driver of the org in the form of initiation of the change process which is visible. However, this change is yet to be felt once it is transmitted properly by the human medium (participants), to create the aura of belongingness.

Highlights of the offsite:

  • Management session – This gave us a preview of the direction, our wants to move in.
  • Cultural activities/party – As individuals, employees showcased their talent. This is far beyond than what they are expected to do on work front and displayed the organisational-bond.
  • Outbond Training – People came from different places to participate in activities which are meant to be done together, understanding each other’s strength and weaknesses but still keeping the drive to complete the task and finish as winners.
  • Corporate office session – This session added a sense of belongingness and made it felt that we are cared for.

The smiles on everyone’s face during the event let me know that they are experiencing the joy I am a part of.

This event was special to me as I was received an award on behalf of my team members who have mutual respect and admiration. It has been just ten months, since I have been a part of this family and yet, I feel there is a comfort level with which my own contribution would be more than work which in turn can help the Organisation to achieve its objectives.

Author Bio: Aarti Anand leads the Non IT team in Delhi and is responsible for client mining and delivery. You can reach her directly at aarti@adastraconsultants.com

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An offsite to remember

This is the first time I was called for an offsite, although I have been a part of various training programs in my career. I have also been involved in delivering process training to external business associates at one point of time.

Was I to expect the unexpected, as I had no clue how much fun was in store with loads of learning….

We are individuals with our own perspective about everything we are do, which is far narrower than we actually think. Individual perspective, knowledge and skills or expertise does not contribute to anything unless and until communicated or shared with people who are driven by it to accomplish any goal set forward.

My purpose of writing here is not to bring in a different insight to anything but to co-relate the management concepts and perspective to what happened at the offsite. I would highlight the concept of Organisational Behaviour and how it takes a company from nascent stage and completes the life cycle of the organisation.

Organisational Behaviour is a science which determines Individual-Organisational relationships.

For instance, in case the employees are not satisfied or motivated to work, their frequent absence is a strong indicator of the poor individual-organisational relationship. This usually results in either loosing the employee physically or mentally.

The offsite seems to have meaningfully helped us in developing a bond. This was evident from the smiles in the different pairs of eyes. If we, as an organisation, respect the bond with deeds in future and our work would be more than mere transactional activities. This kind of bonding goes a long way in achieving the organisational goals that can only be achieved by moving in a singular direction.

The offsite experience has definitely boosted the intension of the driver of the org in the form of initiation of the change process which is visible. However, this change is yet to be felt once it is transmitted properly by the human medium (participants), to create the aura of belongingness.

Highlights of the offsite:

  • Management session – This gave us a preview of the direction, our wants to move in.
  • Cultural activities/party – As individuals, employees showcased their talent. This is far beyond than what they are expected to do on work front and displayed the organisational-bond.
  • Outbond Training – People came from different places to participate in activities which are meant to be done together, understanding each other’s strength and weaknesses but still keeping the drive to complete the task and finish as winners.
  • Corporate office session – This session added a sense of belongingness and made it felt that we are cared for.

The smiles on everyone’s face during the event let me know that they are experiencing the joy I am a part of.

This event was special to me as I was received an award on behalf of my team members who have mutual respect and admiration. It has been just ten months, since I have been a part of this family and yet, I feel there is a comfort level with which my own contribution would be more than work which in turn can help the Organisation to achieve its objectives.

Author Bio: Aarti Anand leads the Non IT team in Delhi and is responsible for client mining and delivery. You can reach her directly at aarti@adastraconsultants.com

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