It’s been quite a year at our Institute. We have a lot to celebrate – in terms of new programmes and initiatives, collaborations, many firsts in areas as diverse as: the inaugural Sparc event, the first faculty-staff joint retreat, a fillip to the ‘R’ in SPJIMR with the launch of our first Fellow programme batch, the impending launch of our first (and possibly, the world's first) programme for returning women etc.
More than this, we should take heart from the environment that we are moving towards. It is an environment where someone with an idea feels free to take it forward, knowing that the Institution may question, but will question with a view to finding a way to say yes, rather than a reason for saying no. Initiatives such as the ‘secret Santa’, the quiz club, the SPJIMR-POMS conference, multiple events on the alumni front including a new, more inclusive Spandan, and others are possible due to this.
It is a concept of psychological safety. It is the freedom to express yourself in the workplace. It also means a sense that credit will be given where it is due.
Dean celebrates Christmas with faculty and staff at the SPJIMR campus