In his previous role, he was the managing director of Soho Square, Indonesia - part of the Ogilvy group
Having been out of India and worked in Indonesia for the last four years, Indrajeet Mookerjee landed in India with mixed feelings. So much had changed, some for the better and some for the worse. In his previous role, he was the managing director of Soho Square, Indonesia - part of the Ogilvy group. And now, after having spent two decades in the communication business, having worked in some of the leading agencies including Lowe Lintas, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, Rediffusion Young & Rubicam and TBWA, Mookerjee has landed the job of Dentsu India's brand new executive vice president. Would he be able to adjust to this new environment ? How does one reach out to their new colleagues? What happens when you bump into some of your old work mates? Here's Indrajeet Mookerjee combating all these questions that keep popping up in his head in this week's exclusive, Peek at the Week!
Adjust Karo :
Different countries and cultures. Many similarities at the work place yet many differences too.The way business is done in the region is quite different from the way it is done in India. And at the heart of this organized chaos is this beautiful word ‘adjust karo’. Learn to ‘adjust’ and life will be just fine.
We are an industry of 1000 people who keep moving across agencies. Chances are, you are likely to bump into some of your old work mates. And its always delightful to see some old faces at your new work place. Simply Google the nearest watering hole, and you start all over again,exactly where you left off.
Thoda Daaru Sharu:
Reach out to your new colleagues. Sitting behind closed doors, never helped. Get to know them better, take them out for lunch, or a drink. And as they say "there’s no better way to make new friends than to laugh together"
Re-adjust your watch :
A meeting that is supposed to start at 9:00 am usually never does. Traffic woes, maid woes, marital woes and the list goes on. Now that you have that little extra time on hand, hit the gym or go for that second cup of coffee.
Remember we are not in the life saving industry. With all the deadlines and chaos that prevails, don’t take life too seriously. Learn to say hello, to smile more often and most importantly have fun, and rest assured you will sail through.