Department Head - Information Development Group
Pallavi Baruah is a member of:
Pallavi Baruah's Experience
Huawei Technologies, Bangalore, INDIA
NetApp India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, INDIA
Changes In The Professional Environment:
The professional environment has become more and more dynamic in one sense and at the same time very unpredictable because of the economical fluctuations of the industry. Business is somewhat more conservative which has also led to being more conscious investments in resources and business
books- Stephen Covey, Google and Toyota books, Subroto Bagchi's books, Jack Welch's writing, Robin Sharma's books, Anthony Robbins books,
Websites - silicon india, linkedin groups, mashable, techcrunch, inc.com,hbr.org,etc
Degrees That Matter:
if In Tech writing, one could take up a technical writing certification
if in Project management - PMP is a good bet
If in Program management - PGMP is good
And leadership and management courses from very good training institutes is a big help.
Working Life Management:
Proper Time management.
Working from home did not give me a very good work and life balance. It was very difficult and not very satisfying.
Interestingly, I found more work and life balance when I have been working fixed hours without work from home.
Plans For The Future:
An entrepreneur in a creative field like retail and design to bring out the creative potentials of rural India and market it to urban India and globally as well.
The Decisions That Matter
I never restricted myself to a certain domain and a certain profession. The unknown always positively challenged me. I always explored what was above and beyond and gave it all... to push the envelop more and more and prove that I can be successful at whatever field I choose to be in.
Advice For New Professionals:
Be committed to what they are working at. Be patient to learn and be an expert in what they are learning. Only then they can grow. Not be thrown by too many options and the wish to earn only money. Earning a good expertise in more than a domain will automatically bring growth, success and money.
I continue to strive for perfection and then look at new avenues which none in my position has done but could have done, I always strive to add critical value to the organization to serve the company so that I always keep being invaluable and continually grow in my role and bring business to the org
My current responsibilities include heading the Information Development Group for one of the Business Units in Huawei. I was into Engg Program Management before, part of the PMO office and executing engg and non engg programs and before that I was a people manager and before that a tech writer
The vision of Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, Anthony Robbins, Robin Sharma, and many others
I think I would not change anything, Its been a wonderful journey