Newgen Brown Bag Club – Sharing P2P Information

Information sharing is a process through which team members collectively utilize their available informational knowledge/resources and make it available to their peers for a mutual learning experience. With the ever increasing demands to fulfilling business needs it becomes extremely important to stay ready and face any business challenge with relative ease. The situation gave us an idea to create a platform for peer Newgenites and it embarks the birth of Newgen Brown Bag Club.

What is Brown Bag?
Brown bag is a symbol for meals brought along by the attendees, or provided by the host. In the most part of the world, those are often packed in brown paper bags.

Brown Bag Session:
A brown bag seminar, session or lunch is generally a training or information session during a lunch break or during a non productive hour. Brown bag seminars normally run an hour or two. The aim is to use regular breaks, e.g. the lunch break, to share some information amongst the attendees in a voluntary and informal setting. It is often followed by a discussion on the topic. This is an interesting medium for knowledge management and internal communications.

Brown Bag Club Vision:
To create a platform for knowledge and information sharing amongst peer Newgenites.
To allow them to grow horizontally and vertically in all Newgen involved domains and practices.
To make the brown bag club reach at a level where it can be used by the peer Sales and Pre-sales teams to allow Clients/Prospective clients have a strong reference.

Objectives of the Club Sessions:
1.    Creating an environment of peer learning
2.    To share, what all information any member have on any domain and/or any process
3.    To debate on the concepts, brushing your workflow processes, discuss about an upcoming product/technology/business and anything or everything
4.    To polish your ideas on implementation, delivery methods etc
5.    To improve the project management skills
6.    To improve the communication skills of the members
7.    To improve the inter-personal skills of the members
8.    To create a knowledge vault of information

Outcomes/Benefits of the Club Sessions:
1.    To deliver a much refined process workflow for Newgen Customers
2.    Debating will clear the concepts and would invite fresh ideas and methodologies to polish up work
3.    To learn about various domains and industries, this would allow the members to bridge any gap with ease
4.    To expand horizontally and vertically across Newgen products and industries
5.    Better customer facing and presentation skills
6.    Information archival for future

Brown Bag Session – Conducting Procedure
1.    Finalize the topic voluntarily between the members / Invite someone outside of the club to present
2.    Finalize the date and time
3.    Discuss about the expectations of the members for the incoming session
4.    Share the expectations with the presenter
5.    Ice Breaking – Member nomination
6.    Session/Discussion
7.    Information archival for future use. (Archive articles, White Papers, Case Studies, PPTs etc. )

Brown Bag Club Moderators:
•    Sumit Sahdev
•    Sumit Aggarwal
•    Ranjan Kumar
•    Sparsh Arora
•    Gagandeep Madan

Brown Bag Session Schedule:

S.No. Topic Presenter Domain Date Time Venue
1 Newgen Brown Bag Club Sumit Sahdev General 5-Jan-12 2:30-2:40 PM D152 Conf room
2 SWIFT Sumit Aggarwal Banking 5-Jan-12 2:40-3:30 PM D152 Conf room
3 Insurance Sparsh Arora Insurance 5-Jan-12 12:30-1:30 PM VC Carpet Room

2 Comments to 'Newgen Brown Bag Club – Sharing P2P Information'

Monnika Bisht January 11, 2012

Looks to be a great idea… pl publish the calendar well in advance to help the participants allocate time. Also, pl share the participation details for online sessions.

Sumit Sahdev January 12, 2012

Sure Monnika…I am going to publish the calendar for the upcoming 5 sessions with all details. So far it has been a gr8 learning experience. If possible, please let your peers, colleagues know about this club so that we can have a cross-domain knowledge base. More ideas are welcome.

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