February 25, 2013, Mumbai:
Prin. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Weschool on February 24, 2013, launched 'World Complaints Day'.
WeSchool believes "Today's Pain Points are tomorrow's Opportunities" hence the first step towards it is creating a platform to voice out issues. www.brandabrand.com is a website, where anyone can go and post complaints about a product, service, brand etc.
The 3800 plus users on the website are disgruntled and looking for answers. All those who have been turning a deaf ear to their customers till now will find it difficult to ignore the strength of the people unified at the
portal for a common cause or a grievance. The sectors that were the most complained about at the portal are banking followed by public transport. The platform also witnessed some unusual complains like the one by Omkar that says,
"1 - Nokia really bores me! Same design, same UI from last 7 years. 2 - I-store (for I-phone) is so difficult to use..Very deep learning curve.. 3 - The multi-tasking cell phones are more ready to HANG, than to work continuously...
4 - I HATE SONY ERICSON....as it is only a Music player...Rather than a cell phone..
Complaints and grievances help you realise your weakness; it gives you a second chance to work and exceed your limitations.
Brandabrand.com is a result of the cognizance of this reality. Born out of the vital human need, 'To be heard', it acts as an arena where people can come and pitch their grievances and complaints.
Talking about the initiative, Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool, said, 'As a leading B School in the country, WeSchool is always looking out for challenges to overcome by doing something innovative that will
create a positive impact in the society. Brandabrand.com is a novel idea to help unearth the latent needs of the common man. It serves the fundamental human purpose by providing a platform for people to air their grievances. It is
not just about posting your complaints, but identifying the common grievances and addressing it at individual and group levels. It is an opportunity for us to come together and pave way for solutions for societal good."
Prof. Kaustubh Dhargalkar, Associate Dean-Innovation, WeSchool, the creator of this innovative digital tool, commented on the success of 'World Complaints Day' said, "Today's Pain Points are tomorrow's opportunities. No
one has the time to listen to complaints and grievances. It is a fundamental human need to be heard and when there is no room for listening, frustration arises. We need to understand that only by listening to grievances and
complaints we can come up with solutions. It is an excellent opportunity to 'Right the wrong'. Brandabrand.com is created for people who believe in positive feedback and the power of 'change'. This website is for those, who wish to
connect, collaborate and resolve. It is a platform powerful enough to bring significant changes in the society".
Established in 1977, Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development &
Research (WeSchool) features among the premier Business Schools in India. Run by charitable Trust S.P. Mandali, Pune, all across the state of Maharashtra, WeSchool is ranked 10th among the top private B-Schools, 8th in
international linkages by Forbes India in their best Business School survey in July 2011 and ranked 16th in Economic Times - India Inc's Preferred B Schools survey 2011.