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CHANGE reproduces extracts of an e-mail dated 28 September, 2004, written by former Godrej employee DHANANJAY ARADHYE to R.K. Patel, Divisional Personnel Head, Precision Components and Systems. Dhananjay worked in Godrej’s Tooling Division, Quality Assurance Department, as a graduate engineer trainee.

Dear Sir,

It has been a little over three months since I left Godrej to join the Indian Institute of Management — Indore. So far it has been a very good learning experience. Moreover, yesterday, it was a pleasant trip back to my days at Godrej & Boyce.

As a part of the guest lecture series here at IIM — Indore, we had Mr. Adi Godrej address us. It was an extremely informative speech for the students. But, having worked at Godrej, I was able to internalise the ideas and concepts communicated to us by Mr. Godrej.

When he outlined the various practices and the culture at Godrej, I relived some of the intense moments I had at the Company. It was a journey back in time. Joining Godrej was a very tough journey for me, going to Hyderabad to attend the interview conducted by the National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training, and then making it to the shortlist in Mumbai.

Though I was at Godrej for about five months only, it was a unique experience for me. I am thankful to you for giving me an opportunity to work at Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. I will strive to put into practice the ideals and values I learnt at Godrej.