Image by Gauravonomics via Flickr30th June is my last day as an employee at 2020 Social. It's been a short tenure - of eight months - and I have enjoyed being here and learning and adding some value to the Talent and Employee Communities practice.
However, we realised over the course of the last 8 months that the market in India is really not ready to embrace the consulting services that we were offering - namely internal employee communities within the Enterprise and Talent Communities to help in Recruiting and Employer Branding.
Yes, we kept getting inquiries still about it - but not enough to justify having two people @ksarda and me working on it. However, if you need an employee/talent community built - @2020social can still do it - Kaushal Sarda had earlier built a startup in the Enterprise Collaboration space.
Personally I think I learnt a lot - thinking and blogging about Building Open Organizations leveraging social technologies. Leadership, Organizational Culture and Structure, Employee Roles and on motivating them, Use Cases of Talent Communities and a more Social HR and a Social Media Workshop for CXOs were some of the areas I worked on, and I think I even coined a new term "Social Employee Relationship Management" :-)
However, in the end, it's not what I have learnt that will matter- but the great folks I worked with, Gaurav Mishra or as he's better known @gauravonomics and @evansdave - Two thought leaders and I have learnt a lot from both of them. @abha_arora worked with me on this practice and is a perso I hope to work with again sometime in my career. Fellow cartoonists @kgopal and @ksarda. Then there were @ankursuri1 @hardeepkrai @divyauttam and @mohitverma @upasanataku and @freddie_b who made the office a joy to be in.
So I'm looking for my next gig - it might be consulting, might be line HR, might be something in the Social space. Here's my Linkedin profile, let me know if you have a job for me :-)