Walking The Talk (email to People Interactive colleagues)

Team,
 
Hope you are all
well and 2010 is treating you well so far.  I am sure many of you have had the
chance to learn about People Way and what it means for you and the
organization.  Think of it as a behavioral roadmap for excellence.  However, it
can only add value to our lives and careers if we actually take the content very
seriously  and live the principles captured in People Way on a day to day
basis.  Let me explain with an example -

You may have read
the line 'We love the Internet' as part of our cultural definition.  However,
how many of us really do?  Sure, we all use the Internet to access information,
send emails, play games & network (which many of you usually do:-), book
airline tickets and so on.  But, if you have to ask yourself, if the Internet is
a way of life for us, many of us would come up short.  To really love the
Internet, it must become a way of life for us in every way.  As an organization,
everything that we do, our process, systems, workflows, etc. need to be built
around the Internet.  As individuals you should be getting your news, weather,
real-estate services, matrimonial connections, ringtones, gaming, and whatever
else that it is you do from the Internet. 

If you don't use Facebook or Twitter
actively, you are missing out on a free front row seat to the social web in the
making, a truly historic and revolutionary change that will impact our lives,
careers and opportunities forever.  What we are seeing today on the Internet
will be 10 times more impactful than the change portals and search
engines brought to our lives and businesses and if you don't try to understand
it while it is happening you will have compromised your skills
forever.

Besides helping you
understand your jobs better, active consumption of the the Social Web can help
you understand customers better.  It can help us engage with our customers in a
multi-faceted way that can leave them delighted with our brands and with us as
people.  Positive word-of-mouth is the holy grail as far as the Internet is
concerned and together we can create an incredible impact.

A quick example – Say
somebody tweets me on Twitter saying 'Makaan.com is not showing listings for
Mumbai'. Before I can retweet, Saif from Makaan.com dev tweets back saying
'looking into it', after 10 minutes Aditya tweets back saying it was a minor bug
but is up and running now.  I then end by retweeting, thanking the person who
made us aware for the feedback.  Turns out the customer has 2000 followers and
so tweets my message which eventually ends up reaching 50,000 people though the
various networks associated with his networks.  This delights a handful of
people and prompts them to send us suggestions to improve Makaan.com. What a
wonderful virtuous cycle!
  But not possible unless you love the
Internet.

Think about the
above and you can see where I am going.  I can give you countless ways in which
we can get ahead of competition and stay there, if only we walk our talk.  So,
if you are a field employee or a senior exec and you do not use push email or
the mobile Internet you should be wondering if you are becoming irrelevant.  If
you are in PR and you are not obsessively active on the social web you are
already becoming irrelevant.  If you are in Mauj Mobile and you are not
downloading a couple of applications or content a week, you are perhaps far
removed from understanding our business.  If you are in Shaadi.com and you are not logging into the site regulary, you probably often find yourself coming up with
ideas that are not accepted.  I could go on and on and on but you get the
point.
 
To preempt what you
are now thinking – when will we do our jobs if we waste our time on the
Internet,
that is no excuse.  You have to find time.  You  have to
integrate it into your lives.  You have to substitute it for other media. 
You have to fill your empty moments with it.  People many times more
accomplished and busier than us are doing the same and they are doing it for a
reason …. because it is the biggest change we will see in our
lifetime.
 
I encourage all of
you to actively use the Social Web, Smart Phones, Applications, Downloads,
Vertical Searches and the like.  However, find ways of controlling it, don't let
it control you.  It must complement your job, not take away from it.  I realize
it will be a struggle initially but I know you will get a hold of it.  There's
millions of people already doing it effectively.
 
An Internet & Mobile
Fan,
-AGM

6 responses to “Walking The Talk (email to People Interactive colleagues)

  1. जय माता दी,
    माँ भगवती को समर्पित हमारा अगला कार्यकर्म १६ जुलाय को पटना के श्री कृष्ण मेमोरिअल हॉल में ५१ कन्यायों का सामूहिक विवाह का हैं.सामूहिक विवाह हमारें बढ़ते कदम को माँ भगवती के आशीर्वाद और आपलोगों के सहयोग से नया आयाम देगा.आपका हर एक सुझाव इस समिति के लिए अमृतवान का काम करेगा .
    हमलोगों का संकल्प एक ऐसे वैष्णो धाम बनाने का है ( जिसके अंदर अस्पताल ,विरधाश्रम,गौशाला ,अनाथालय और एक शादी योग्य धर्मशाला हो)जिसमे वैवास्य्कता नही होगी.उससे पहले हम १६ जुलाई को श्री कृष्ण मेमोरिअल हॉल में ५१ गरीब कन्याओं का सामूहिक विवाह कराने जा रहे है.हम चाहतें हैं की इस शादी का लाभ वैसे परिवारों को मिले जो वाकई इसके लिए जरूरतमंद हों .आप अपने ब्लॉग ,लेख और स्टोरी के द्वारा ५१ वैसे जोड़े दे सकते है .मैं आपको विस्वास दिलाता हूँ की माँ वैष्णो को समर्पित हमलोगों का कोई भी प्रोग्रामे राजनीती से प्रेरित नहीं है.आज की तारीख में १५० लोगों का हमारा समूह शुद्ध रूप से Business man का ग्रुप हैं
    मुकेश कुमार हिसारिया ,९८३५०९३४४६,
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