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Shakir Sayyed's Mahindra Experience about learning

Three Different Roles at Mahindra can be summarized in one word – Learning.

I joined Mahindra in August 2010 and began working as a part of the Mahindra Heavy Engines team. After that I helped set up the IT support center in Pune. A couple of years ago when there was an operational restructuring, I chose to become a part of the Business Engagement Team, which is the front face of the entire IT function. These job rotations have helped me evolve constantly, personally as well as professionally. The training sessions helped me transition to new projects in a smooth manner.

Fueling Our Desire to Learn

Shakir Sayyed's quoteCompleting an MBA from Pune University had been on my bucket list for a while but I couldn’t pursue it due to financial restrictions. Fortunately, my dream came true after Mahindra sponsored 90% of my fees. But that wasn’t all. Mahindra offered me support at every level. I was given flexible work hours so that my college lectures and submissions weren’t affected. I was comfortably able to maneuver and balance my work and campus commitments.

The seminars and workshops conducted by Mahindra helped me a great deal in my preparations.

Inspiring Leadership

Besides learning, another aspect that shaped my career at Mahindra was the conducive environment. Each one of us has the freedom to speak our mind. We are all on a first-name basis with our leadership. There is a sense of liberty which lets you spread your wings and fly without inhibitions.

The encouraging work culture at Mahindra keeps me going. I have adopted a ‘never give up’ approach which helps me outperform myself each time. And that, I feel is the only way to grow.

Does your workplace inspire you to grow constantly?

 

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