The values I learnt at Srijan

The values I learnt at Srijan

author By Sparshi Dhiman Feb 24, 2017
The Values I Learnt at Srijan
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Srijan, I believe, has always stood by its true meaning: 'creativity'.

Being a part of the family since the past 18 months, I have seen Srijan empowering its employees to always explore new horizons and learn great organisational values. I joined the organisation as a Quality Analyst with a decent set of skills. But who knew that there would be a plethora of opportunities in front of me, allowing me to discover all my talents.

It all started with the induction program with our CEO. I still remember his words when he said, and I paraphrase, “ Why do people say that they try to maintain work and life balance? Instead people should do their work so passionately so that it becomes their lives.” And he's one of the true living examples of that philosophy.

During my journey at , I've always been given complete liberty to express my views either about current process or any new ideas. We are not only encouraged to work upon the area of our interests, but also challenged to explore something new, as 'keep moving' is the real essence of agile.

It’s said that talent sometimes gathers dust, if not polished and carved out at the right time and with the right vision. Hence mentoring plays a vital role here. I am glad to be guided by some of the best agile leaders here, who not only strive to imbibe core concepts but also encourage us to maintain the momentum of learning.

In fact at , the old adage 'knowledge is power' has transformed to 'sharing is power'. When employees openly share their knowledge, the entire organization becomes more powerful. Learning under the right mentor-ship bagged me an opportunity to represent our agile work culture at a client site in Philippines. Our team was excited and had performed really well, and hence we were praised by the client numerous times on our technical capabilities.

But during our farewell lunch with the client team, they spoke about the organisational values and agile culture which team possessed. That is what they were seeking in a technology partner. He said, 'Hard skills can be found but value and culture is rare'. And that is when I realized that the organisational 'values' are what builds trust within any professional relationship and becomes the stepping stone for any mutually cordial relationship.

Another organisational value that Srijan holds dear is the social responsibility to give back to our society and community which has given us so much. Srijan fosters the culture of participation in meetups and forums. We are not only motivated to volunteer for community contributions, but are also guided throughout whenever and where-ever needed. It is always ensured that the everyone's notions are listened to and taken into account at all times. And I feel active involvement in talks, sharing the ideas, listening and imbibing others' opinions are the small steps to achieve quality at work.

I feel lucky to be surrounded by great people and leaders who believe in motivating others to lead as well.


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