Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I have finally done it...

I have finally done it. After months of soul-searching, rationalizing and deploying all other tactics we humans typically do when we don't want  to take a decision, I have finally done it. Taken the decision to leave ThoughtWorks. My fellow ThoughtWorkers will know why this took me months and why it's perhaps one of the toughest decisions I have ever taken...

But this post is for those who don't know ThoughtWorks. On the surface, it's a software development and consultancy firm, best known for bringing Agile to the world of s/w development. But that's only the surface. Under it, it's one of the most humane and ethical organization I have known. It's an organization where social and economic justice are not espoused as a mere formality...It's an organization driven by a desire to do right--right by its clients, right by its employees, and right by the world. I am proud to have been a part of it. A part of me I guess will always remain a ThoughtWorker.

Why did I leave you may be wondering...I had to move back to Mumbai where my family is. After years of being a weekend mom and wife, I did some soul-searching and retrospection. And I think the values instilled by TW helped. I realized I had to come back and balance out my work life and home life.

So here I am...back in Mumbai ready for a new start. I guess the prospect of looking out for a job feels a bit daunting at this point, especially after TW. Ready to start all over...Wish me luck!
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6 comments:

  1. Good luck with your new learning adventure close to home :)

    I am convinced you will succeed wherever you may be...All the best :)

    Also, thanks for all the RTs, too. A good sign that you are learning-on-the-rocks!

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    1. Zaid, Thank you so much for the wishes. And you're welcome.

      I am currently helping a group of K-12 teachers become familiar with the concept of building PLE and PKM. Along with Harold Jarche's blog, other ITA members' blogs and Siemen's Connectivism, your slidedecks have been invaluable resources. I would like to thank you for being so generous with your knowledge and sharing so liberally. Social learning and collaboration rock!

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  2. Sharing has become a learning habit that amplifies my learning...My pleasure.

    Everytime someone learns from what I have shared I am rewarded in so many ways, so why stop :)

    All the best with your future learning paths :)

    Warm regards,

    Zaid

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    1. Same here, Zaid! I learn so much more when I share and collaborate. All the best to you too... :)

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  3. Good Luck Sahana! Hope the new life is treating you well.

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    1. Thanks Chitra! I am on the verge of starting my new job... A bit daunting but excited too. Will keep blogging my learnings.

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