PGDM 2020-2022 Batch who completed their PGDM journey at SPJIMR during the pandemic share their experiences about our novel Immersive Experience Personal Growth Lab (PG Lab) which was conducted for them virtually. PG Lab is an integral part of the Organisational Behaviour course at SPJIMR. It is scheduled at the beginning of the participants’ MBA journey as a learning intervention to help participants develop interaction and collaboration skills and strengthens their understanding of groups and organisations.
"I got to learn a lot about myself and what are the points that I should focus on to improve myself. The Johari window, Firo-B, EC Assessment and all the simulations, activities and games we had were awesome and helped me discover myself and could find new friends as well."
"One thing that came as a surprise to me was the MBTI personality test. I am an ESTJ personality type and it resonates with my daily lifestyle and decision making. I did some google research and the facts about ESTJ felt so real. It's like someone knows me inside out. I was also able to find out the right kind of job profiles for myself and was relieved to know that being a manager is definitely in sync with my personality type."
"Found out some key things about myself, like how I need to be more accepting of feedback and reflect more often"
"The Padlet Exercise during the PG Lab was something that gave me a different perspective about myself and the way I see my future. It made me introspect."
"The lab was not just a get away from the busy MBA schedule, it also enabled me to talk to people whom I never knew. Along the way, the PGLAB made me realize that I need to work a lot upon myself. It made me realize that the world is much better than I thought about it."
"...dance sessions at the end of PGLAB helped me to overcome my fear of dancing. This may sound minimal in this context but the impact it had on my mind was phenomenal. It broke all the shackles of shyness and what not. Also met a new bunch of awesome people. Not only met but connected with them."
"When we started the MBA online, I was very nervous and sceptical about making good connections and building lifetime friendships here. I couldn’t have meaningful conversations over WhatsApp. PG Lab came as a saviour. I already feel so comfortable and confident with my batchmates. I could know people beyond this small screen and also let people know more deeply about me."
"I had many takeaways from the sessions conducted, including how to work as a team, importance of self introspection, how to communicate better, etc. I feel this experience helped me bond better with my batchmates through a fun and engaging experience."
"I got to meet so many new people, whom I never got the chance to interact with given this virtual mode. While on day 1, we all were a little awkward with each other, by end of day 4 we had an active whatsapp group, where we were chit chatting and pulling each other's leg. "
"... we now understand why we are behaving a certain way, why our friend is reacting that way. It has taught us to be more empathetic and responsible when it comes to expressing ourselves not just as individuals but also as future professionals. Thank you to the entire team for putting it up for us. From VUCA to Padlets, Johari window and lemonades so many life lessons were taught. It was truly a life changing experience."