Thursday, September 21, 2017

SHRMiAC -Reflections a week later!

I must confess I got off a false start -despite all the preparations/expectations. At 435am I was 5 minutes as the Indigo boarding gates, for my flight to Delhi, had closed. Which meant, I missed the first half of the first day-instead spending time reflecting, and meditating in a very quiet and hep looking Raipur airport!
Well, it was 'paisa vasool', as I was able to attend the sessions I was looking forward to, and the people I had set up 1-2-1 meetings with-apart from a lot of extra bonus points! Awesome learning, takeaways, points to ponder, and wonder who would be THE folks to bell the cat. If there was a theme that was underlying it was the adage- "what got you here will not get you there'!
SHRMiAC was rocking. Let me curate the Update from the SHRM India team
#SHRMiAC was the buzz-word on social, with 8k+ tweets generating more than 9mn+ impressions. Our great content was very well supported by the #SHRMiAC Bloggers & Influencers, and helped us garner the number "Second" trending spot for India on Twitter on both days.
Well, I would not attempt to share my reflections on 'what happened ' or 'Light not a candle to the Sun'. One cannot have it put it better than Gautam Ghosh did. It has all the elements of a box office hit, and at last count, has had over a 1000 readers.
Considering 1300 people, with probably the Whos Who in the Indian HR industry, not to mention some global leaders visiting India, the ecosystem was simply apt. Wonderful mix of delegates from the corporate field,(the decision makers & the influencers), and a bevy of professionals from the "business of HR"- the consultants, the techies, the startups, and others partnering the process of leveraging on human capital, it was learning on the go.
With so many thought leaders, and wonderful energies, I shudder to think of the possibilities that could be realised, if only we had a lot more opportunities to interact & engage -while being under the same roof. It was heartbreaking to choose between 4-5 concurrent sessions. And even more, as we rushed past familiar faces, often off in different directions, with promises to catch up...soon! Thankfully, whatsApp and Skypes are there as glue to build on the handshakes.
Infact, there are lot more opportunities these days, that need the best of specialists, and in a world -where the half life is constantly changing, the margins for errors are negligible, there is no substitute to collaboration and crowdsourcing.
And yes, stay tuned -as I have come away with some exciting ideas/options for making a difference to the stakeholders in my area of specialisation- clients, candidates, and other collaborative consultants. Rearing to WIN!!

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