Tata STRIVE - Accelerating the nation's growth
Delivery beyond expectations is what brings a smile to a stakeholder's face.
At Tata STRIVE, our performance report is reflected in the number of smiles we generate and the number of success stories we create.
Upping the happiness index, improving learning curves, lifting career graphs and accelerating the nation's growth are milestones we want to traverse and we are pursuing them with a relentless spirit, well thought-out strategy and strategic collaborations.
Tata STRIVE - Helping realise dreams
Just before 9 am on a Monday morning, dozens of young men come together in the Tata STRIVE campus, on the outskirts of Aligarh, about 130 km south-east of New Delhi. Most of the men, aged 18 to 35 years, are from nearby villages in this backward region of western Uttar Pradesh. They dropped out of school due to poverty and, a few months ago, were set to join scores of unemployed youth, idling their lives in desolate farms. But Tata STRIVE has changed that-for the better.
I realise I wasted time all those years after leaving school. The way they teach here is quite different. I have not been absent even for a day.
Teenager, School Dropout.
Now a Tata STRIVE student
Earlier I used to get angry for no apparent reason and fight with my family members. Today, after more than a month of attending the centre, I know how to deal with others, how not to lose my temper.
21, School dropout.
Now a Tata STRIVE student
When we work in the fields, we do not pay much attention to concepts such as punctuality, but after a few days here, I have realised the importance of time.
28. Now a Tata STRIVE student.
STRIDEA   |   Tata STRIVE concludes first edition of ideation initiative
SHINING MOMENT: The Tata STRIVE team were all smiles as the first leg of the STRIDEA chapter came to a close in Mumbai. The day of the finale. L-R (seated) Ameya Vanjari, Alka Talwar, Sohini Roychowdhury, Anita Rajan, Sudhakar Gudipati, Bhaskar Natarajan. Standing: the finalists and the working group.
Mumbai: STRIDEA, is a portmanteau of the words ‘strive’ (from Tata STRIVE) and ‘idea’.
Tata STRIVE is the group-wide skilling programme of the Tata group. STRIDEA is an initiative aimed at fostering a culture of innovation, within the ecosystem. The objective is to create an enabling platform for colleagues across Tata STRIVE centres. STRIDEA has hence been incepted to encourage futuristic thinking and build creativity & innovation; which then addresses itself to ‘problems worth solving’ in the skilling space.
STRIDEA is planned as a recurring annual event. Each edition would involve collecting, shortlisting, selecting, implementing, and recognizing select innovations across the Tata STRIVE ecosystem.
The first edition was launched in 2017. A total of 166 ideas were received. Ultimately, a total of 14 ideas were shortlisted. Invites were sent out, presentations perfected to the last punctuation, the mementos ready – the shortlisted team members, from across the length and breadth of Tata STRIVE, were to physically come and make their presentations at Mumbai for the final selection round.
On the finale day, a total of 5 ideas were selected, while two received special mentions. The ideas are now being fleshed out in collaboration with colleagues across Tata STRIVE and will be completed by May 2018.
Pratibha Kunnu is a young woman who hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan. Her father is a peon at a school and her mother, a homemaker; her dream was to work in the hospitality sector. Warm, affable, and very enthusiastic, she grabbed the opportunity to join the F&B Service Steward course at the Taj Tata STRIVE Hospitality Skill Centre in her city. Getting to the centre would require her to travel for over 2 hours daily, but that was no deterrent. She excelled in her chosen field – not only winning trainee of the month award in November, 2019 at her on-the-job training at IBIS Jaipur followed by her recruitment but also being promoted to a GSA, F&B.
When asked how she feels, Pratibha says, “The best part about my job is that I enjoy the atmosphere, e food and the staff. I also miss my Tata STRIVE days, my friends, facilitators, and the sessions.”
Pratibha Kunnu,
IBIS Jaipur