On the eve of Dec 4th, we were trying to get a presentation ready and settled in the corner of the Report Bee office to work on it secretly! But clearly we had chosen the wrong evening to work secretively, as the whole office was buzzing with excitement about for the RB-ians day out the next day, Dec 5th.
The team secretly discussing at the corner of RB office
Oh yes!We from Report Bee decided to take a break from work and have a day out for ourselves. We had the entire day planned out. We were all to meet at the Report Bee office the next morning around 8:30 AM and leave by bikes and cars together to a beautiful farm house in ECR.
A view of the farm house at ECR
On reaching the farmhouse, we greeted the entire Report Bee team. Made them sit and escaped shortly to have a discussion. But, the RB hive is big and one of the designer bees caught us practicing our presentation in one of the rooms. Seriously guys, all we wanted was sometime to perfect our presentation!
Presentation team busted!
We finally came out, accepted our defeat on being found. Asked the team to settle down for the presentation!
On September 2014, there was a team from Report Bee, set out to find out how schools, teachers, parents and students were using Report Bee’s product and Report Cards. This project was called crossroads. We had some very useful findings to improve our product and the company as a whole and we were planning to share the findings with the entire team through the presentation!
Team settled and enjoying the presentation
You might be wondering because you read RB-ians day out, and the entire team had to sit for a presentation? Well, that is how we at RB work. The entire team was so excited to hear about the crossroads findings. After all, it is our product and the learning will definitely help us grow. Moreover, it was important for us to introspect and learn soon because 2014 was the year for Report Bee as we successfully crossed 100 schools.
We made sure that the presentation was lively and every Rb-ian loved listening to the presentation. It was well thought, planned and interactive!
Meet the crossroads team – Planning the day!
To go more in detail, the presentation was split into two halves. The first half was a puppet show. It was so much fun! It was interactive, fun and interesting!
The puppet show: Puppets made and presented
The second half was a PowerPoint presentation. The interesting thing about the presentation was that the crossroads team used only pictures to explain their process and findings. Find a snapshot of the presentation below.
A snapshot of few slides from the presentation
By the end of the presentation, the Rb-ians were blown away!
Here is what a few had to say about it !!!
It was a huge learning experience for the RB-ians.The presentation helped the RB team to look at the product from a teacher’s perspective- being the primary users and to make the product better for them. In the process we learnt that when an idea when well executed will impact and reach out to more users and add great value to the product! We thank our teachers for being so kind and giving us the right feedback to help us develop a better product for them to use!
Post Crossroads Presentation at the farm house
Obviously our day did not end only with the presentation! After the presentation, we had a special lunch arranged by Karthik, head of the logistics team. We had a special separate cuisine for vegetarians and non-vegetarians with delicious sweets and desserts!
Right after lunch, we celebrated Christmas, had a small party which included few games .
One of the games being played
Playing the games was fun as it was a great team building exercise for us and we got to know about the employees outside Report Bee. Post playing games, we had our very own CEO giving the team a Pep talk and the journey about Report Bee over the years since its inception (FOUR amazing years). It was interesting to know the journey, the first school win and the way our team has grown today.
A interview was done in the form of a Coffee show adding even more fun to it The founding team was called on to get interviewed, to share and learn from their individual journeys over the last 4 years.
Founding team part of the chat show with CEO, Anant
And finally we ended the fun in the play area and swimming pool. Now we know why everyone says TGIF!
Until we meet again in 2015!
(Jack, Jayashree, Sharanya, Karthik)