The consulting industry has always stood fairly high on the list of job preferences of fresh graduates. When they’re looking to get their career off the ground, consulting is where they’d like to be. Over the past few years, the industry has developed into one of the most mature sectors in the professional services industry, generating between $100 billion to $300 billion in revenue, making it an ideal choice for a large section of college graduates. In light of the rise of digital and technology, digital strategy has grown into a large service area. With a promising future, exciting job opportunities and a spectacular scope of growth, the industry has seen an influx of applicants.
BOD is a rising leader in strategy consulting and runs on six non-negotiable principles.
An organisation and its employees share a symbiotic relationship, where the former provides an environment to grow and the latter uses these learnings in favour of the organisation. A positive and encouraging environment helps employees learn new skills that in return help the organisation stay on the path of progress. To learn more about the impact of an organisation’s culture on its employees, we sat down with three of our youngest and brightest minds.
Here is what we learnt:
Rukhsar Khan, who joined BOD via a campus placement exercise, shares, “Over the past year at BOD, I have expanded my horizons in every way and shape. I’ve grasped a structured approach to brand building. Over time, I have started trusting my instinct and intuition more, even though this is still a skill I am working on. I have picked up on many new skills like project management, resource allocation, and I have a growing knack for digital evaluation tools. I have been able to do this due to the constant support and guidance from the people of BOD.”
“The idea of Growing Together is not just a concept at BOD”, exclaims Jyoti Nembhoria, another new face in the organization. “When I started researching, it was quite clear that BOD is a place for people with creative mindsets and that attracted me the most. It provides a creative space for its teammates to grow and learn, not only individually but also together.”
“BOD has helped align my current work with my long term goals!”, adds Snehith Peetala.
Building Each Other Up
A peer group is an anchor that keeps everyone grounded when they feel overwhelmed in a new environment. “The peer group is one of the best things about working at BOD. Everyone builds each other up, help is given whenever it is sought, and people are serious about the value that says Make BODians successful, says Rukhsar Khan.
Jyoti is grateful that she has a diverse and interesting peer group and says, “Each person has their personality and skill set.”
Snehith feels that he’s happy to be a part of a peer group that leaves no member behind. He says, “My teammates keep my morale high and my target focused.”
Even though their learning paths might differ, one thing that remains common is how deep their understanding of the industry has become. Managing and structuring projects from scratch have given Snehith the perspective a person needs to come up with creative solutions and devise the right path for the brand. “BOD has helped me develop skills that have not just helped me grow professionally, but have also helped me move a step closer to my targets!”, he adds.
An organisation that wants to foster the growth of its employees must incorporate the aspirations of its employees and align how it operates with their goals. The organisation should act as an enabler as well as a catalyst to its employee’s career goals.
For Jyoti, BOD has done just that. In her words, “BOD and consulting, in general, provides the opportunity to work for a wide range of business functions as well as industries. With every single project, I’ve gained expertise in different business functions and industries which is helping me grow and achieve my career goals.”
Together and Growing
Reminiscing the time they have spent at BOD, for Jyoti, “BOD is a people-centric organization with a flat hierarchy and a healthy work culture.” Agreeing with Jyoti, Snehith adds, “It is very open, and approachable”. Rukhsar summarises her experience at BOD so far by praising the unity of the team. She says, “The quality of collaboration and teamwork is brilliant.”