A guest talk on the topic ‘Defense to Corporate: Managing Transition’ was held at IIM Indore on July 09, 2021, for the CCBMDO Batch 17 participants. Mr. Navneet Ahluwalia, Head of HR, Fuji Japan was the expert for the online guest talk.
Mr. Ahluwalia threw light upon how the transition from defense to corporate can be managed smoothly and efficiently. Addressing the defense officers, he mentioned that one needs to be mindful of his or her actions during this transition. ‘Be mindful of your actions, keep a success-oriented mindset, accept the changes from defense to corporate life and review your work. These will help you in a smoother transition while joining a corporate office for the first time, which may appear to be intimidating initially’, he advised. Sharing the traits of defense personnel, he noted that they are courageous, disciplined and have self-confidence with an appetite for taking risks.
Mr. Ahluwalia answered various queries of the participants and advised them on how they can add on to their skills and enhance their knowledge before switching to the corporate world.
The session was moderated by Prof. Prashant Salwan, Chair, Industry Interface Office, and Prof. Kousik Guhathakurta, Faculty, IIM Indore.