Finance Offsite in Pune Packs a Punch!

IMG_7876 (1280x853)The Finance Team at Thomas Cook India had its much awaited offsite in Pune, and the team had the most enriching and fun filled time during those two memorable days in February, 2018.

Know your self, know your colleagues, know your customers’ expectations, and embracing technology, were the key objectives of this offsite. The sessions were the start of a journey which would work  towards a sustainable achievement of these objectives.

 Our Execom members, who are the internal customers of the finance function, spent time with the team, motivated them and spelt  out their expectations.  Thank you, dear Execom. Your presence meant a lot to the participants.  A maha-introduction session ensured everyone got to know each other really well.

The vision of  the finance organisation — “delighting the customers” — was reiterated. On the technology front, the participants took a pledge to imbibe and implement technology in every aspect of their work . “Think work–Think Technology” is the mantra of finance people now.

FINANCE OFFSITE.--1.. (1280x683)The L&D session conducted by the HR team was very effective in sparking thought processes that aim to bringing about cohesiveness, team work, empathy making one realise the importance of effective communication.  KRA 2018, in sync with the company’s objectives were rolled out.

 Jyotsna Sharma, CFO, Sandvik Asia was invited as a guest speaker and she gave us a completely different perspective to the emerging finance role. What an inspiring, awakening and enriching hour that was.

20180224_113532 (1280x772)The achievers in 2017 from finance, for various functions, were felicitated on award night. The various categories included consistency, process simplifier, customer service, team, innovation, knowledge sharing, cost saving, compliance, go getter, business partner, income maximiser etc.

Gala nights are always popular and the team forgot  finance for a bit as they let its hair down, everyone enjoying themselves!

Finance function has resolved to strive to be the best Finance organisation in the entire travel industry.

Brijesh Modi
CFO-Thomas Cook India Ltd.