In continuation with the Corporate Leadership Series initiative, the Industry Interaction Cell of IIM Indore organized a talk by Mr. Nikhil Ojha, Partner, Bain & Company on July 22, 2016. Mr. Ojha gave an insightful talk on the topic ‘Social Media: Wasting Time Purposefully’.
In the session, Mr. Ojha talked about the importance of learning from outside the business texts, and doing so continuously over the career. He emphasised that he nature of labor, including that expected in white-collar jobs, is undergoing significant change and the thesis is that learning widely will be of even greater importance as we move ahead in our career.
Mr. Ojha began his talk discussing about the paradoxical use of digital mediums, where information is widely available, but there is a lot of useless junk out there as well. ‘So before utilizing anything else, we need to sift wisely. This is also a process of continuous improvement as the line from learning to application is neither direct not (necessarily) short’, he said.
He advised the participants to use the right filters and make the best use of social platforms. He explained through various examples the right ways ofapproaching problems, staying engaged in one’s job and making fruitful decisions in life. He also engaged in an interactive Q&A session with the students and told anecdotes of his laudable industry experience.
The talk was attended by the PGP and IPM students.
About Mr. Nikhil Ojha: Mr. Nikhil Ojha is a Partner at Bain & Company and leads the Strategy Practice for India. He has over 20 years of consulting and industry experience in India and abroad – with extensive work in growth strategy, M&A, joint ventures and partnerships, organization design and marketing strategy. He is a regular contributor to the Indian business press across issues of strategy, innovation and customer experience.