Keeping Passion Alive at Mahindra AFS

Gayatri Khairnar on leaders at Mahindra

Everyone at Mahindra is connected with a common purpose—delivering the best to your customer.

People at Mahindra AFS live their passion; my first day gave me a glimpse of that. It was the finale of the Auto Quotient (AQ) quiz. Joining Mahindra as a GET, witnessing that your work resonates your passion was fascinating.

The first few days, I attended an inaugural training in Pune, after which I moved to Pune. Within a year I made a department switch. I moved from tractor manufacturing to tractor process. People talk about having transformative journeys over the years; fortunately, I got to experience that in just one year.

Mahindra's focus on innovationCulture of Innovation

Mahindra has a lot of things brewing at a time; however, the abiding focus on innovation never tilts. Since I joined, I have seen the journey of two innovative projects – RGV and Capacity Enhancement. So, innovation isn’t just a claim; it’s a practice we live by. And this practice sets Mahindra apart, making it an ideal workplace.

Undergoing training is enriching, and so is training other people. It was quite a task when, for my first job, I was assigned to train the cell members. It was tough for me to take control of the workers, comprising of so many people twice my age. With my senior’s support, my anxiety grew into confidence. And it helped on several occasions in future.

For instance, I was chosen to host an annual function of C1 communication, it was my best experience to host a program in front such a great corporate Leaders.

I did not consider myself capable of the task until my seniors once again encouraged and believed in my competency to take on the task. My performance turned out to be outstanding and everyone appreciated my efforts. One person I would like to credit a person to inculcate passion in the whole team is Mr. Shenoy.

Gayatri Khairnar learning at MahindraEmpathy Binds Us

Working in process engineering requires interaction with design, logistics, quality, and manufacturing departments. It gives me a better understanding of other people’s problems. And being a people’s person takes me closer to my BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of working with the core strategic team at Mahindra in the next five years.

Farmer is the Focus

One thing that makes Mahindra AFS a giant organization is—customer focus. At the heart of our efforts, lies adding value to farmers. When I am working on the same processes every day, a certain routine sets in. Setting each day apart is hard. However, the fact that every unit is making a difference in the lives of farmers keeps us passionate to achieve more every day.

How do you keep your passion alive?

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