Flashback to Shopprix Mall, Noida Sector-61 during the early months of 2010. We were sitting in a coffee shop with a single point agenda: Hire our first ever employee or more appropriately the third guy in the team. It was an interview that was supposed to be conducted by us, instead the tables turned as we’re bamboozled with all sorts of queries: “But You Don’t Even Have an Office”, “Oh, so you are just starting, but I want to join a big company”. Only god knows, how did we handle situations like those and rose up to the expectations of our potential team-members. Perhaps we never did, but somewhere they found some confidence in us and expressed their desire to work with us.
Fast forward to February 15th 2011, an emotional moment for all of us as it reminds that we have turned one :) We definitely agree if you think that these are just 365 days and there is a lot that needs to be done. Yes, we have made our mistakes and we are still learning from them.
However we are happy with where we are, the path that we have taken and the pace at which we are going. The happiness reflects in our attitude and the flat culture that we follow at our workplace. We would like to use this moment to thank everyone who has supported in us our journey. Be it our emotional team members who stand united in every situation, our family, friends and all our well-wishers who have had a big role to play in where we are today.
Talking about organizational identities, yes there are two separate institutions in the form of iffort and itemperance respectively. However, in reality the differentiation is on paper because when it comes to practice it is about the team that is doing work. If you ask, why there are two separate organizations? Our answer is simple that when we started we never knew that we are going to hands together.
In terms of work, there is a lot of that we have done for our clients & stakeholders, there are some internal initiatives and some bit of has just been done with a single goal of contributing back to the Social ecosystem. We believe that the outcome in each case has been good, no matter how small or big the work has been.
Here goes a very crisp summary of our achievements:
- Development: Social Applications, E-commerce portals and Intranet apps
- Research: Open Research reports for Business Applications of Facebook/Twitter
- Media Mentions: Regular coverage/citations in Media (Newspapers, Magazines and Publications)
- Powering new Community initiatives: Bachaparty, Social media Chat Noida
To mark the first year celebrations, we have prepared a small image based video. Hope you guys would like it :)
Goals are in place for 2011 and we are taking it one step at a time. Our sincere thanks once again to everyone, please keep the motivation and feedback coming, we do need it :) Here’s starting the 2nd year of journey with your support!!