This series highlights amazing employees who exemplify the 'Collabie' way. Each month, a new hire who hit the ground running or a tenured high-performing employee will be featured to share about their experience working for Collaborative Solutions. From career paths to culture, get the inside scoop directly from those who bring the talent and fun every day, making us an award-winning workplace!
January Spotlight: Syed Ibrahim Shah Jalal
Title: Global Delivery Center Senior Manager
Location: Chennai, India
Been with Collaborative for: 1 year, 3 months
Why did you choose Collaborative?
Collaborative Solutions, being one of the top players in the Workday ecosystem, was my preferred choice when I decided to explore growth opportunities. All that I heard and read about Collaborative was positive and in the right direction. Also, the connection that I had with the Collaborative team in different forums like Workday KSS calls, Workday Community, Rising, etc. showed the enthusiasm and energy level of Collabies. I strongly believed that joining the Collaborative family would provide me with lots of growth opportunities, and it has.
What does your day-to-day look like in your role?
As a Center of Excellence lead for the Integrations stream in GDC India, I am inclined towards continuous upskilling of me and my team. I always make sure that the demand requirements for GDC India are met on time. Tools and accelerators are one of my focus areas, and I regularly connect with my team for brainstorming new ideas and realizing them. As an Integration consultant, I relish working on design and building integrations for customers. Every day is a new door of opportunity that can’t be missed to open.
What do you love about your job?
Learning new things is something that makes me love my job. With great minds at Collaborative, I get motivation from each and every Collabie I interact with.
What does it take to be successful in your role?
To be successful in my current role, it is really important to be well-organized and dynamic at the same time. Prioritizing tasks and handling conflicts without negative impacts are some of the essential gears I use very often. I always believed in incremental effort towards bigger goals and working on interim milestones rather than big bang. As a lead, it is required to build a strong team and ensure we continue to grow.
How does Collaborative help you grow as a person and in your career?
There are mentors at leadership level who provide direction and guidance. At the same time, Collaborative gives me the freedom to make decisions that work best for the organization and me. I have access to all the resources necessary for completing my work.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would prefer to have flying capabilities. I could go beyond borders without having to go through all the visa formalities.
What’s your favorite TV show at the moment?
Fifth Gear Recharged — It’s a sequel to Top Gear and Fifth Gear. Petrol heads still miss the fun of the original talk show.
Syed is a great example of the Collabie way! If you're interested in joining Team Collabie, check out our openings and apply by clicking the button below.