September 11 | 05 min read
Is this a Cruel Joke – I thought as I read through the list. “Flex your programming muscles by writing a program in your preferred language to reverse a string” – read one of the points (and trust me, this was the easiest of the four tasks)
I started my journey from a very defensive place wondering if I would learn anything new from the same set of people who I work and talk to everyday. I was also kind of complacent and felt I am fairly empathetic to other teams – CCD/ Engineering, Lalit, Nikhil etc.
However, It didn’t take me more than a few hours into the offsite to figure out that I had it all wrong 😅😅
Understanding each other beyond work –
The last few months have been about getting inside the heads of my colleagues from other teams, Lalit, Shree and as difficult as it might sound, Nikhil among many others. There is sooo much more clarity now on –
Another beautiful experience that I didn’t know I needed was the heartful exchange of wisdom from the leaders. Seeing the OG leaders sharing vulnerabilities doesn’t just make one humble but also teaches one that it’s ok to feel stressed or out of control sometimes, and how you channel your vulnerability and how you push through defines how you come out the other side.