Why Learning Is Immortal at Mahindra AFS
My 10 years at Mahindra have been brimming with learning experiences. It has helped me fortify the organisation’s standing in the industry.
Living the Dream
I first saw the Mahindra Scorpio when I had graduated. Highly impressed by its design, I felt it was one of the first cars that held power to compete with globally renowned cars.
A sense of envy rushed through me as I greatly wanted to play an architect to building this powerful machine. Thus, when I joined in 2006, it was my dream reincarnating a physical reality.
So far, I have played a part in developing several editions of the Scorpio. It has been nothing less of a proud moment’s ecstasy of gathering important feats under your belt.
Projects Etched in Memory
We always cherish some projects. The Scorpio export project takes the top slot.
The nature in which it had to be conducted was especially daunting. The cars were required to be exported to Brazil, via sea. However, we had a ready stance to head to the seas!
We wrapped it up within two and a half months. The fear of rust grappling the Scorpios was looming us. With several companies providing rust warranty, we couldn’t afford to fall behind in this competency.
We decided to undertake coated sheet spot integrity to reduce our odds. As a team leader, I took strong decisions. We achieved coated sheet spot integrity by increasing coated sheet integrity from 92% to 98%.
This stupendous feat wouldn’t have been possible without support from peers and management!
Work-life balance is one of Mahindra’s utmost priorities, and they make every effort to maintain it. Mahindra’s affordable ‘Happy Holiday Homes’ are a real treat that has served several of our family trips.
Such trips have enabled me to spend quality time with family, which otherwise could have been sidelined due to work.
Another aspect of Mahindra I cherish is its outbound training expeditions. We take off for 3 days to a relatively isolated location. There, we undergo numerous physical and mental activities that help us learn varied aspects about tasks and build us in achieving our future goals!
These activities breed harmony in the team.
The Road So Far
When I first joined Mahindra in 2006, I was overwhelmed by the extensive audit procedures conducted here. The heaps of documents and processes used to tense me up early on.
However, I understood audit processes, learnt new and different concepts. Systems like Mahindra Quality System helped me gain different perspectives about audits.
With each passing day, I am learning and growing as an organisation.
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