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Havas Media India refreshes team with Jodhpur jaunt

The trip undertaken between August 20 and 24 gave the team a chance to bond better and also involved demonstration of global tools and processes, training sessions, awards announcements and more

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | September 3, 2015


Company outings and get-togethers are welcome events in busy executives’ work calendars, which provide a much needed break, but with one’s colleagues. The Havas Media Group India team headed for Jodhpur between August 20 and 24 for one such company outing. The trip was initially planned for Mount Abu, but had to be cancelled due to landslides.

The idea behind the offsite was for the team to rediscover themselves, their capabilities, to know each other better and simply, to have a great time. The agenda included – induction of new people, demonstration of global tools and processes, sharing of powerful case studies and insights, sessions on the rising media trends, digital and mobile training, team building activities, awards announcements and fun.

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In mid-2013, Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media Group India, had announced the India Initiatives, which included internal awards and training. The awards included the India Internal Awards for long term service, department champions and employee of the year award which carried cash prizes.

Nayyar commented, “There is no better time to bond with the team across levels. Fun and enjoyment sprinkled with learning, training and discussions filled our days. We all came back enriched with bonding, relationships, learning and a lot of positive emotions.”

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Mohit Joshi, MD, Havas Media Group India, added here, “Havas is a ‘Happy Agency’ and initiatives like this allow all of us to do meaningful connections with our team.”

“It was a great opportunity to conduct a Digital and Mobile 1-0-1 for the entire Havas Media Group India team. When we promote ‘Digital at Core’ as our philosophy of business, we also ensure that our entire team across the board is updated and exposed on the latest trends and knowledge. This builds meaningful interactions and ideations among all stakeholders,” said Ranjoy Dey, Head of Digital, Havas Media India.

Among the fun activities were a hopping relay race, a jumping team race, creating pyramids of excellence and inventing balloon superheroes, all to mathematical specifications.

Apart from the internal awards there were also the ingenious H.U.K.A. Awards (Havas Unanimous Kritic Awards) devised by the employees themselves. The H.U.K.A. Awards are a funny take on employee idiosyncrasies, with names to match, identifying the one – who fixes things, who can sell anything, who consumes the most tea bags, who rushes home earliest from office and much more.

#HIT2J (Havas India Trip to Jodhpur) was the official hashtag of the trip.




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