About The Mission Rise
Take stock and transform your life with Mission Rise. Together, we will travel on a year-long expedition to imbibe Mahindra’s Rise values in our professional and personal journeys - equipped with the best tools, the right companions and the right motivation to embrace change!
We may not climb real mountains in our day-to-day lives, but isn’t the journey of life pretty much like climbing a mountain? The highs and lows, the struggles and successes... this is the essence of our existence. One big difference, though - while you’ll always find a Mountaineering 101, life doesn’t come with a manual. We must seek our inspiration from other sources – so why don’t we look at a few life lessons hidden in the wild, untouched mountains.
Here’s a preliminary list of lessons we can take to scale the mountain that we call LIFE:
THE JOURNEY IS THE GREATER LESSON
“It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.”
- Andy Andrews
GETTING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE TO GROW
“Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial... Mountains correct this amnesia. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”
- Robert Macfarlane
DON’T GO SOLO ON AN EXPEDITION
“A trek of this scale requires a lot of people to help and support. We were a group of 7 people but we had a staff of about 7 or more people which included Sherpas, guides, and porters. Likewise, in a company, you can't be running a one-man show, you need people across departments with varied skill sets and experiences who share your vision for the company and help collectively achieve the same.”
- Vishal Gondal
CHOOSE YOUR OWN PACE TOWARDS PROGRESS
“You will enjoy the hike and your life so much more if you embrace who you are and where you are. There's no need to go faster than you're comfortable going. There's no need to belittle your accomplishments and measure them up against others.”
- Liz Weber
REACHING THE TOP GIVES YOU PERSPECTIVE
“New frameworks are like climbing a mountain – the larger view encompasses rather than rejects the narrower view”
- Albert Einstein
How do you get
Choose your Attributes
Start by updating your profile and subscribing to 1 or more Rise Attributes to work on. Rate yourself on each of the 16 Rise attributes and set where you want to be at the end of 2017.
Publish your Rise moments and move up!
Rise is about setting new limits for ourselves. Each step taken is a moment in itself. Be it hitting a new sales record or quitting smoking, everything starts with little steps.
Capture these moments - big and little to earn feet up the mountain.
Tag people along the way
Add people involved in your achievements by tagging them as you add your moment.
Follow people to learn more
Managers, leaders, colleagues and peers can be great role models as we embark on this journey. The app gives the opportunity to follow any participant and learn from their moments.
Hit the “Edit” tab in Add a Moment to recognize the achievement of a colleague!
Is Rise our Brand? Is Rise our culture? Is it a call to Action?
It is all three!
Each Rise pillar sends out a strong message to us to be the best that we can be!.
Accepting No Limits – “Challenge Conventional Thinking”
Alternative Thinking – “Innovatively use all our resources”
Driving Positive Change – “Make the world a better place for our Stakeholders & Communities”
Each Rise pillar has a set of attributes to go with it.
Embracing these attributes through small steps everyday can be a powerful exercise to try out… Are you ready?
Click on the icons to know more about the Attributes.
Our Attribute Scale, tailored like a sound equalizer helps you rate yourself on each Rise attribute giving you the right direction to begin your journey.
Starting 2017, we have 4 quarters, 12 months, 365 days, 8760 hours, 525600 minutes, 31536000 seconds to embrace change. The ticking clock will remind you to make full use of each second to succeed!
Our Sherpa will regularly send you the right information and tools so you are well-equipped to take on each challenge during the expedition. Watch out for his updates.
Just achieved a RISE moment? Post it on the Rise App! Once you’ve decided how big your moment is, reward yourself with 100/200/300/400/500 feet up the mountain. This is your journey and you decide how many feet to move up!
Post it publicly for an extra 500 feet bonus!
Have you observed a colleague deliver a RISE moment recently? Recognise him/her by sharing the moment on the Rise feed and decide how to reward him/her with 100/200/300/400/500 feet up the mountain.
Check your progress at each stage of your expedition and don’t forget to see where everyone else is – be it your CEO or your team mate, everyone’s progress is marked on the mountain!
As you move up, you get to scale a new summit. Feet you need to move up to scale each mountain:
|PEAK||FEET TO MOVE UP|
|Ama Dablam||22,467 ft.|
|Mt. Everest||29,029 ft.|
Is Rise our Brand? Is Rise our culture? Is it a call to Action? It is all three!.
Driving Positive Change – “In the lives of our Stakeholders & Communities”
We strive to make the world and people’s lives better - not only in the CSR work we do but in our actual business dealings as well.
Here from the Mahindra Group’s Chairman, Mr. Anand Mahindra on Rise at Mahindra (Anand’s Video on Rise).
“Today is another perfect day to defy the world’s naysayers” It is the small things that make an organisation at Mahindra Partners – the people, the workplace, the culture.. and Rise.