Tuesday, October 19, 2004


On a different Plane

Last weekend we at NITIE conducted Prerana 2004, an inter b-school event. Let me give a brief about the event … it’s a mega event full of activities… Summer Project Contest, Srijan (strategy game), Prerana Business Meet, Prerana Business Quiz… this year we added red herrings (a consolidation of several games) and online games. Online games were under the banner of Mashtisk covered online games in all the management segments and also included an informal section where a comic character was introduced… Arbit Choudhury … Generally speaking, any event like Prerana will require enormous effort and team work, without which nothing can happen… one can learn real life management through these events…

It is simply a team work… if team is not together… failures are unavoidable. It can not be eight individuals working for a goal… there should be cohesion in the decision making. Though I am not commenting on coordination of Prerana, but there are few things which came up as points to ponder… first and foremost… understand last year how things rolled and what were the failure points. Second, have certain rationale behind assumptions. Further, take wisdom from people who have some experience (they might not come directly in the fore front, but then talking to them on individual basis can reveal a lot of ideas and possibilities). Also delegate responsibility and decision making powers rather than just work (in such cases there is no hierarchy and all prefer to be accepted on equal platform)… [Giving such responsibilities help better work coordination, and reduce unnecessary workload]. Last and not the least… communicate… internally and to the mass (whose support you are expecting). There should be least gap in terms of expectations. Another thing is divide work and responsibilities… every one should not do everything… as it ends up no one doing anything … finally, it should be as the eight individuals should be making critical decisions (specially financial) and coordinate with the delegated responsibility owners.

Another key thing is managing time and ensuring that it is not lost… specially when targeting big people, time is the most critical factor which determine the success of the effort. And accept and give proper credits to the person who is contributing to the event (it gives psychological win!).

The above is not just true for any event management, but also in projects in work and our daily life…

Waiting for more posts .... hurry !!.. hamara NITIE mein waqt khatm ho raha hai !! ;)
in fact i think u shud post smthg on ur recent thots which i am sensing are quite fired up ... :D
correct me if i m wrong
Hey bhaiya,

Happy birthday ! Hope you had a great day . Slightly late for wishing by IST, but not bad by Boston time ( its 12 noon now).

All the best for your placements...


I had to use this because the e-mail address that i had (abhishek_khetan@im10.nitie.edu) bounced back. Do send me an email, so that I have your correct address.
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